Who was Eleanor Roosevelt?

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Grosset & Dunlap, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 106 pages
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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.

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I'd like to say that you you said eleanors's mother had a child after she dies. Her mother died in 1892( quoted by the time line) and her brother is born in 1899 ( quoted in the book)

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I liked it. At age 3 she had to jump off a boat cause a boat rammed into her boat cause it was foggy. And she did not want to become a first lady. Read full review


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Gare Thompson has written numerous children's book. His specialty is historical fiction. He is also the author ebooks for Scholastic and biographies. A former educator, Gare has also written bestselling classroom programs. He lives in Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Wolf lives in Boise, Idaho.

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