Brendan Cook Cook itibaren Grünenbach, Almanya
I looked and looked for a good book to help teach my first graders about Eleanor Roosevelt. Had they been a little older, this book would have been amazing. Beautiful pictures, excellent, heart felt and detailed look at the life and good works of Eleanor Roosevelt. However, I found it to be too text-heavy for my class, as well as introducing an enormous number of difficult topics (child labor, antisemitism, the Great Depression, women's right to vote, and on and on and on) that it seemed too much to tackle all in one lesson. Any of those topics could be a worthy discussion on its own, but they are too much all together for the age group. Instead I opted to read them only the first few pages about her girlhood and looked to other sources for the remainder of the lesson. However, the book on its own merits gets high marks from me.