Eleanor, Quiet No More

A pioneer of a first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt let her opinions about poverty, racism and women in politics be known, disregarding the negative comments.  “Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway,” is one of the many quotes highlighted throughout the book.  Eleanor’s powerhouse ways of  directly confronting social wrongs is evident, but learning how she lived through the scorn of her mother and fear of confronting her mother-in-law shows how she gained strength for dealing with detractors.

Doreen Rappaport’s mastery of biography is proven again in this book, illustrated by Gary Kelley.  In addition to history studies, use this book to list character traits, finding quotes or facts in the book to back them up.



About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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