Our Eleanor by Candace Fleming
A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life

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No matter how the question is answered, one thing is clear: There has hardly been a life in the last century that Eleanor Roosevelt has not affected, in one way or another. From securing safe, low-cost housing for Kentucky's poor, to helping her grandchildren hang a tire swing on the White House's south lawn, to representing America as the first female delegate to the United Nations, Eleanor rarely kept a second of her life for herself -- and she wouldn't have had it any other way.
In this stunning "scrapbook" biography, Candace Fleming, author of the acclaimed Ben Franklin's Almanac, turns her keen eye to our nation's premier First Lady. Filled with photographs of everything from Eleanor's speech at the 1940 Democratic National Convention to her high school report card, as well as fascinating stories about life in and out of the White House, Our Eleanor gives us a remarkable perspective on a remarkable woman, and presents to a new generation an Eleanor to call its own.
 

About Candace Fleming

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Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including Ben Franklin’s Almanac, an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; as well as Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; Gabriella’s Song; and When Agnes Caws; all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.
 
Published October 1, 2005 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books.

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From her early years in New York’s fashionable society to marrying her cousin Franklin, to the Depression and war years, and through her travels and many charitable causes, Eleanor’s life is well covered, including frank pictures of her early anti-Semitism, her sexuality and her disagreements wit...

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In this standout biography, Fleming employs the scrapbook style she debuted in Benjamin Franklin's Almanac for another American icon, Eleanor Roosevelt, the "first lady of the world," in the words of former president Truman.

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