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Who was Eleanor Roosevelt?
Thompson, Gare.
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Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2004]

Physical Description:
106 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
A biography of the woman who served as First Lady for the longest time, and who was the first President's wife to speak out about important issues of the day, by writing newspapers articles and books, giving radio interviews and speeches, and teaching classes.
Who was Eleanor Roosevelt -- Early years -- Daddy's little girl -- All alone -- Years at Allenswood -- Cousin Franklin -- Marriage and children -- Politics -- White House years -- Ambassador to the world.
Reading Level:
620 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.5 1.0 76216.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.3 5 Quiz: 40435 Guided reading level: O.


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Central Library E807.1.R48 T47 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Biography
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Clearfield Library E807.1.R48 T47 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
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For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House... until Eleanor Roosevelt. Born in 1884, Eleanor was not satisfied to just be a glorified hostess for her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor had a voice, and she used it to speak up against poverty and racism. She had experience and knowledge of many issues, and fought for laws to help the less fortunate. She had passion, energy, and a way of speaking that made people listen, and she used these gifts to campaign for her husband and get him elected president--four times! A fascinating historical figure in her own right, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of First Lady forever.



Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? To my first ladies: Ena, Vaughan, and Chloe and to the Penguin first ladies, Debra and Jane --G.T. For Sophie and Tony--E.W. Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? During the 1930s and early 1940s, Eleanor Roosevelt was our country's first lady. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was president of the United States then, was her husband. There have been more than forty first ladies of the United States. What made Eleanor Roosevelt so special? Well, for one thing, Eleanor was first lady longer than anyone else was. FDR, as he was called, was elected president four times. Eleanor was first lady for twelve years--from 1933 to 1945, when FDR died. Before Eleanor, first ladies gave dinner parties. They gave teas. But they did not speak out on important issues concerning our country. That's what the president did. Eleanor Roosevelt, however, worked while she was first lady. She wrote newspaper columns and books. She gave radio interviews and taught classes. She worked hard to help start the United Nations. Eleanor had opinions and shared them with the world. She let people know what she thought about important issues of the time, such as equality for all Americans. Eleanor Roosevelt paved the way for the first ladies who followed her. Now, most first ladies have a cause. Some have focused on the danger of drugs, others have fought for better schools and libraries, and others for health care. Eleanor Roosevelt was a smart and brave first lady. And even after she left the White House, Eleanor continued to work. By the time of her death in 1962, Eleanor Roosevelt was known as "the First Lady of the World." Chapter 1 Early Years Excerpted from Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? by Gare Thompson All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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