Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice: Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, the White House, and the World

Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice: Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, the White House, and the World

by Ilene Cooper

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Overview


The riveting story of the most influential first lady in American history: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young readers a different side of the former first lady. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was a politician, activist, diplomat, and the longest-serving first lady of the United States. But she was more than that. She was a protector and advocate for those without a voice, speaking out on the labor movement and civil rights. Though now seen as a cultural icon, she was a woman who was deeply insecure about her looks and her role in the world. She recognized her own prejudices and constantly strove to overcome them. Eleanor Roosevelt set the standard for the role of the first lady, and this biography gives young readers a fresh perspective on her extraordinary life. It includes an excerpt of one of her speeches, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419722950
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 748,057
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author


Ilene Cooper has written 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 Highland Park, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Prologue iv

1 Granny 1

2 Finding Herself 12

3 Losing Herself 25

4 A Life to Be Lived 47

5 Reaching Out 64

6 A New Standard for Understanding 78

7 The Spur 90

8 It Never Hurts to Be Kind 100

9 War Clouds 111

10 Fighting and Dying 128

11 Turning the Page 145

Eleanor In Her Own Words 158

Time Line 162

Notes 166

Bibliography 176

Author's Note 179

Acknowledgments 180

Index 181

Interviews

Highland Park, IL

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