Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? (Who Was?)

by Gare Thompson (Author) Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator)

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
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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Gare Thompson
A former educator, Gare Thompson has written bestselling classroom programs as well as numerous children's books. His specialty is historical fiction. Thompson lives in Massachusetts.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
January 05, 2004
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007130 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
Library of Congress categories
United States
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Presidents' spouses
First ladies

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