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 Eleanor Roosevelt, fighter for justice : her impact on the civil rights movement, the White House, and the world
 Author: Cooper, Ilene

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2018)

 Dewey: 973.9170
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 184 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 241129 ISBN: 9781419722950
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Subjects:
 Roosevelt, Eleanor, -- 1884-1962
 Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography
 Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
 Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography
 Women civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography

Price: $21.58

Summary:
The story of the most influential First Lady in American history, Eleanor Roosevelt!

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 8.00
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 195884
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 10.60
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 74914

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/01/18)
   School Library Journal (+) (06/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/18)
 The Hornbook (00/09/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2018 Gr 6–9—An eye-opening journey through Eleanor Roosevelt's life, career, and social justice work. Cooper tells the life story of Roosevelt in chronological chapters beginning with her lonely childhood, then the joy and challenges of her marriage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and her subsequent career as a politician's wife during significant historical events. There is a focus on the Depression and the resulting government programs to help poverty-stricken Americans and the civil rights movements of the 1930s and 1940s. The author's meticulous research creates a realistic portrayal of Roosevelt by including her achievements and also recognizing the limitations of her upbringing and status which affected Roosevelt's social justice work. Her correspondence with civil rights activist Pauli Murray is included as an example of her ignorance of the plight of African Americans and her willingness to learn and change. Cooper mentions how Roosevelt's beliefs were tempered by the political expectations of her husband and his party, both of which often restrained her from speaking out. A variety of photographs effectively aid the story and detailed back matter includes one of Roosevelt's speeches on civil liberties. VERDICT An engaging biography that will greatly enhance middle school collections.—Casey O'Leary, Mooresville Public Library, IN - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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