Publication Date: October 08, 2019
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Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families
Ages 10 to 14, Grades 5 to 9
Franklin D. Roosevelt tells the story of the president who lifted the United States from depression to global leadership.
When Roosevelt was first elected president in 1933, America was in the throes of the Great Depression—the worst economic crisis in U.S. history—and the world was experiencing a menacing rise in Nazism and other dangerous extremists. Throughout his four presidential terms, Roosevelt was a steady and inspiring leader. He implemented progressive social reform through his New Deal agenda and helped lift America from economic crisis. He guided America to victory in World War II.
Born into wealth and privilege, Roosevelt entered politics at a young age. His career and world views were shaped by his marriage to Eleanor Roosevelt and his long struggle with polio.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, our thirty-second president, forever left his mark on our nation and the world. By the time of his death, America had grown to a global economic and military superpower. His New Deal legislation changed the relationship of American citizens to their government. His policies came close to fully realizing Alexander Hamilton’s vision of a government that touches and improves the lives of all citizens.
The book includes selections from Roosevelt’s writings, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.
About the author:
Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the award-winning author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School, The Extraordinary Suzy Wright, the Making of America series, and more. She lives in San Luis Obispo, on the central California coast.
"Kanefield provides readers with an intimate examination of Franklin Delano Roosevelt . . . it flows in a friendly and welcoming style that reluctant readers will appreciate." -Kirkus Reviews
"This evenhanded overview of FDR walks a middle path perfect for middle grade readers. A commendable addition to school and public library collections." -SLJ Review
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