Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice
Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, the White House, and the World
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: September 24, 2019
  • Price: $8.99
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-3683-4
  • EAN: 9781419736834
  • Page Count: 200
  • Illustrations: archival images throughout
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World English
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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.

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.