Eleanor, Quiet No More

Eleanor, Quiet No More

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Overview

Eleanor Roosevelt was raised in a privileged but stern Victorian household, with an affectionate but mostly absent father and a critical mother who made fun of her daughter's looks. Alone and lonely for much of her childhood, Eleanor found solace in books and in the life of her lively and independent mind. Her intellectual gifts and compassionate heart won her the admiration of many friends — and the love of her future husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

While other young women of her class were spending time at dances and parties, Eleanor devoted her energies to teaching children in New York City's poorest neighborhoods. Later, she became the most socially and politically active — and controversial — First Lady America had ever seen. Ambassador, activist, and champion of civil rights, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the soul of America forever.

In her eloquent prose, Doreen Rappaport captures the essence of Eleanor's character and the deep significance of her legacy. With beautiful paintings by Gary Kelley and selections from Eleanor's own writings, Eleanor's Big Words is an extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary American.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786851416
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Series: Big Words Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 286,115
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Doreen Rappaport has written numerous award-winning books for children, including: Freedom Ship and The School Is Not White (both illustrated by Curtis James); Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book; and John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon, also illustrated by Bryan Collier. She lives and writes in upstate New York.

Gary Kelley earned a degree in art from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Among his many awards are twenty-three gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators and the 1991 Hamilton King Award for best illustration. Mr. Kelley lives in Cedar Falls.

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Eleanor, Quiet No More 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ekstewar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This book tells the true story of the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. It starts with her harsh upbringing, follows her as she marries FDR, their time in the White House and how she spoke her mind when it wasn't appropriate for a woman to say such things. Genre: Historical Ficiton/NCTE Orbis Pictus AwardPersonal Reflection: I have always looked up to Eleanor Roosevelt, admiring her courage and seeming fearlessness. I think this book did a great job in showcasing this awesome woman. Concept: I think Eleanor Roosevelt is an important person in United States History whose story needs to be retold to the next generation. It teaches kids that they can do whatever they put their minds to, that they can and should speak their mind and live their own life.
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Following the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, this book uses strong prose to tell the story of a young girl who struggled to have a voice in her own life from her childhood through her dying day. The narrative tells of Eleanor's childhood, meeting President Roosevelt, and his escalation into politics, even past his presidency and death. A very influential woman! I wasn't alive when she was but I will have to study her more. I love stories of amazing people who made a difference and even so more a woman when women's issues were still hush, hush. A great book! Can't wait to have it be a part of my classroom library.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How many people have been encouraged to be better human beings because of Eleanor Roosevelt? This is the story of her life. The author uses quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt to add strength to her story. The story is a powerful one and this is well told, with simple words that should be clear to young children. The line breaks the author uses make the text seem like poetry. The pictures show the feelings Eleanor had as she grew bolder and braver. Here¿s a little bit of the book:`Eleanor¿s parents died before she was ten.She and her brother went to live with their grandmother Hall and two aunts and two uncles in a big, dreary house.Her grandmother did everything she thought was right for a little girl, except hug and kiss her.¿I never smiled.¿¿The enormous picture of Eleanor's face on the front cover is very appealing. I also love how the author highlights Eleanor's words by writing them in large type. The author also includes a timeline and a list of selected research sources.
JessicaMurphree on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about Eleanor Roosevelt. This book starts out when she is a little girl. Her father drank a lot and was never home. Her mother called her"Granny" in front of people. Eleanor tried to please her parents, but it did not work. So Eleanor moved to live with her grandmother, aunts, and uncles. Through out the book, it progresses as she gets married, has children, and has a successful career in the political world.I would definitely use this book in a history class. The pictures in this book mean a lot to the story. Even a child in elementary school could read this book and understand it. FDR was President of the United States during a difficult time.I would give this book a rating of 5. I would definitely have this book in a classroom library. Back during this time you did not hear of the Presidents' wife being involved. It tells how Eleanor was brought up. Then, as the book progresses it tells how she married Franklin Roosevelt and how back in this time the President's wife was not involved in the political world. Franklin's mother told them where to live and she picked out the furniture in their house. Franklin's mother tried to turn the children against their own mother, Eleanor. Eleanor at one point in the book was busying raising five children and teaching history in a girls' school in New York City.Two years after WWI ended FDR came down with polio. In 1927, Eleanor campaigned for her husband for Governor of New York. He won the election. In 1932, she campaigned for him for President of the United States. He won that election too. After this, Eleanor became the first lady. Eleanor was the first lady that was truly involved in the political world. She traveled all over the world helping her husband. Sometimes people did not like what she had to say about different subjects. FDR died at the start of his thirteenth year of the presidency. Eleanor was sixty years old. Eleanor was appointed by President Harry Truman to the United Nations. Eleanor died at the age of seventy-eight.
alyson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found the illustrations, text and quotes equally moving!
Pusparani on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is great biography about an amazing person in American history. It presents a wonderful combination of text and illustrations that delivers the powerful story of the life and problems of Eleanor Roosevelt. Each page tells of a phase of Roosevelt's life and includes a quote in her own words. Quotes and text are so well chosen as to support a few short paragraphs. It is very important to give truthful information for readers, and quotes are brilliant way to do that. Gary Kelly¿s artwork goes well with the text. Not only is it beautifully written, Doreen Rappaport depicts an important phase of Eleanor life that makes this book is very moving and engaging. This is a wonderful information book for children, especially elementary readers. For me, it is an inspiring book with fantastic illustration, and charming presentation of the text.