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Title:
Eleanor Roosevelt : fighter for justice : her impact on the civil rights movement, the White House, and the world
Author:
Cooper, Ilene, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
vii, 184 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
From a shy and fearful child, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up to be not only First Lady of the United States, but one of the most influential women in U.S. history. Hers is a remarkable story of doing the thing you think you cannot do in order to work for change and to better the lives of others. Come learn about Eleanor, who challenges everyone - no matter his or her talents or gifts - to live a useful and fulfilling life.
Language:
English
Contents:
Granny -- Finding herself -- Losing herself -- A life to be lived -- Reaching out -- A new standard for understanding -- The spur -- It never hurts to be kind -- War clouds -- Fighting and dying -- Turning the page.
ISBN:
9781419722950
Format :
Book

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young readers how the former First Lady evolved from a poor little rich girl to a protector and advocate for those without a voice. Though now seen as a cultural icon, she was a woman deeply insecure about her looks and her role in the world. But by recognizing her fears and constantly striving to overcome her prejudices, she used her proximity to presidents and her own power to aid in the fight for Civil Rights and other important causes. This biography gives readers a fresh perspective on her extraordinary life. It includes a timeline, biography, index, and many historic photographs.


Author Notes

Ilene Cooper is the award-winning writer of many acclaimed children's books, including Jewish Holidays All Year Round, The Golden Rule, and A Woman in the House (and Senate). She lives in Chicago.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-An eye-opening journey through Eleanor Roosevelt's life, career, and social justice work. Cooper tells the life story of Roosevelt in chronological chapters beginning with her lonely childhood, then the joy and challenges of her marriage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and her subsequent career as a politician's wife during significant historical events. There is a focus on the Depression and the resulting government programs to help poverty-stricken Americans and the civil rights movements of the 1930s and 1940s. The author's meticulous research creates a realistic portrayal of Roosevelt by including her achievements and also recognizing the limitations of her upbringing and status which affected Roosevelt's social justice work. Her correspondence with civil rights activist Pauli Murray is included as an example of her ignorance of the plight of African Americans and her willingness to learn and change. Cooper mentions how Roosevelt's beliefs were tempered by the political expectations of her husband and his party, both of which often restrained her from speaking out. A variety of photographs effectively aid the story and detailed back matter includes one of Roosevelt's speeches on civil liberties. VERDICT An engaging biography that will greatly enhance middle school collections.-Casey O'Leary, Mooresville Public Library, IN © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Prologuep. iv
1 Grannyp. 1
2 Finding Herselfp. 12
3 Losing Herselfp. 25
4 A Life to Be Livedp. 47
5 Reaching Outp. 64
6 A New Standard for Understandingp. 78
7 The Spurp. 90
8 It Never Hurts to Be Kindp. 100
9 War Cloudsp. 111
10 Fighting and Dyingp. 128
11 Turning the Pagep. 145
Eleanor In Her Own Wordsp. 158
Time Linep. 162
Notesp. 166
Bibliographyp. 176
Author's Notep. 179
Acknowledgmentsp. 180
Indexp. 181