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Eleanor by Barbara Cooney
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bookshelves: picture-books, children-s-books, informational

We get to look into the the life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt from birth until adulthood.
We feel empathy for the way she was treated and the events in her life, while we gain understanding to the beliefs that she had.

This is a great biographical book that can be placed in a class library or on a night stand. The reader is constantly cheering for young Eleanore. The vibrant pictures reflect the times.
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Nancy Eleanor Roosevelt is such an admired women. I felt sorry for her too because of everything she had to overcome and endure even though she was born into priviledge. It just goes to show that money can't guarantee happiness. Lucky for her the headmistress at the boarding school cared for her. I liked looking at the watercolor pictures of the houses, fashions, and Manhattan and Long Island. I didn't really think it was a great book to learn much history, though, but an entertaining story.


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