Eleanor, Quiet No More

Eleanor, Quiet No More

The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt

By Doreen Rappaport; Gary Kelley (Illustrator)

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9780786851416, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2009

Eleanor Roosevelt was raised in a privileged but stern Victorian household, with an affectionate but mostly absent father and a critical mother who made fun of her daughter's looks. Alone and lonely for much of her childhood, Eleanor found solace in books and in the life of her lively and independent mind. Her intellectual gifts and compassionate heart won her the admiration of many friends -- and the love of her future husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. While other young women of her class were spending time at dances and parties, Eleanor devoted her energies to teaching children in New York City's poorest neighborhoods. Later, she became the most socially and politically active -- and controversial -- First Lady America had ever seen. Ambassador, activist, and champion of civil rights, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the soul of America forever.
In her eloquent prose, Doreen Rappaport captures the essence of Eleanor's character and the deep significance of her legacy. With beautiful paintings by Gary Kelley and selections from Eleanor's own writings, "Eleanor's Big Words" is an extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary American.

About the Author
Doreen Rappaport is well known for her groundbreaking approach to multicultural history and literature for young readers. Her many books include Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution; We Are The Many: A Picture Book of American Indians; and Martin s Big Words, winner of the Jane Addams Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and a rural village in upstate New York.

Gary Kelley is an author and retired master teacher, with BA and MAT degrees in elementary education. He is an authority on the outdoors, with over 50 magazine articles to his credit. He teaches wilderness survival skills, and has taught Fur Trade Era history for the Oregon Historical Society. He has also been an Oregon State licensed wildlife control agent. His first juvenile novel, The Youngest Mountain Man, was published in 2010. Be sure to visit him at www.garykelleywriter.com.