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Franklin D. Roosevelt: Letters from a Mill Town Girl (Dear Mr. President)

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The Dear Mr. President series brings history alive through fictitious correspondence between a president and a young person. These thought-provoking letters provide valuable insights into important moments in American history through their portrayal of issues from other times. Although the letters are imagined, they are all based upon meticulous historical research. To cap ...more
Hardcover, 153 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Winslowhouse International
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Erin
Jul 05, 2010 rated it liked it
This book runs along a similar format as the American Girl books, or the Dear America or Royal Diaries. It combines plenty of facts with a little twist of fiction and a fun format that young readers can understand and get excited about. While it was a little far-fetched that the president would take the time to write back and forth with a young woman, the premise was, if not believable, then at least enjoyable.
Kids who enjoy being part of the political process or who like learning about history
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Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I like this series of books and this is one of my favorites. The girl who writes FDR is very opinionated and intelligent and I've always thought of FDR as one of the warmest presidents and this book does solidifies that thought. I learned a lot about his policies including ones that didn't work and it made me want to find out more. Always a plus for a children's book - especially a fiction book.
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I loved this book. It taught me a lot about the that time era.
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ELIZABETH WINTHROP is the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages.

Her most recent picture book, LUCY AND HENRY ARE TWINS, a picture book for toddlers with illustrations by Jane Massey, was published by Two Lions in 2015. Publishers Weekly called MAIA AND THE MONSTER BABY, published by Holiday House, a story of "two winning female characters with a message about friendship and girl power
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