Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Oct 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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No matter how the question is answered, one thing is clear: There has hardly been a life in the last century that Eleanor Roosevelt has not affected, in one way or another. From securing safe, low-cost housing for Kentucky's poor, to helping her grandchildren hang a tire swing on the White House's south lawn, to representing America as the first female delegate to the United Nations, Eleanor rarely kept a second of her life for herself -- and she wouldn't have had it any other way.
In this stunning "scrapbook" biography, Candace Fleming, author of the acclaimed Ben Franklin's Almanac, turns her keen eye to our nation's premier First Lady. Filled with photographs of everything from Eleanor's speech at the 1940 Democratic National Convention to her high school report card, as well as fascinating stories about life in and out of the White House, Our Eleanor gives us a remarkable perspective on a remarkable woman, and presents to a new generation an Eleanor to call its own.

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Excellent overview of the famous first lady. - Goodreads
It would be good to use as a research book. - Goodreads
I also really enjoyed the illustrations in this book. - LibraryThing
These are all pictures of Eleanor and her life. - Goodreads
The author's research for this book is very evident. - LibraryThing
It is FULL of pictures and snippets from her life. - Goodreads

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User Review  - ckenne17 - LibraryThing

I thought this book was really interesting. I found out some facts that I didn't know about Eleanor Roosevelt. I really enjoyed how organized this book was. It started when she was a child and ended ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

I loved this book! Although it's written for "young readers" I found it to be dense with information, thought-provoking, and intensely satisfying. Eleanor Roosevelt - a truly a remarkable woman who rose above a difficult childhood to become an amazing asset to humankind. Read full review

Contents

A Devoted Wife and Mother
20
SelfDiscovery
36
A First Lady Like No Other
64
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including Ben Franklinís Almanac, an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; as well as Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; Gabriellaís Song; and When Agnes Caws; all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.

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