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Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt
Young Franklin Roosevelt grew up knowing the finer things in life— sailing, horseback riding, and foxhunts on his family’s large estate. Growing up wealthy meant he could live a gentleman’s life, like his beloved papa. Yet gentlemen weren’t supposed to go into politics, right? But why not? As young Franklin learns from a famous uncle and a famous mentor, there is more to t ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published January 18th 2007 by Philomel
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Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt (2007) Written by Judith St. George and Illustrated by Britt Spencer
This picture book tells the story of President Franklin Roosevelt as a child. It does a wonderful job of capturing Roosevelt’s passions, personality, and experiences when he was young. The book grants insight into Roosevelt’s family. Roosevelt comes from a well-off family who loves him and gives him everything he needs. Roosevelt loved to read, sail, and ride his horse. What he couldn’t do so w ...more
Great way to make presidential history accessible to elementary students and it's nice how it focuses on his childhood years primarily. However, there was no mention of his polio except for the endnotes after the book it over - which is where some of the most important history is mentioned. For children though, this book is probably much more suited to their interest level.
Nov 07, 2013 Lesley rated it really liked it
This was a really fun way to capture history in the pages of a book. Children will love the fun illustrations and how the story is presented in a way which they can relate to. It is a fun way to bring history to the classroom.
Entertaining and educational look into the life of young Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The illustrations are charming and helped make his family into a group of quirky relatable people. My daughter and I both chuckled over his outlandishly overprotective and loveable mother.