Franklin Delano Roosevelt's enduring legacy upon the history,
culture, politics, and economics of the United States is introduced
to children in this engaging activity book. Kids will learn how
FDR, a member of one of the founding families of the New World, led
the nation through the darkest days of the Great Depression and
World War II as 32nd U.S. President. This book examines the
Roosevelt family--including famous cousin Teddy Roosevelt and First
Lady Eleanor Roosevelt--as well as FDR's early political career and
subsequent 12 years in office during some of the most fascinating
and turbulent times in American history. Interspersed throughout
are first-hand accounts from the people who knew FDR and remember
him well. Children will also learn how his personal struggles with
polio and his physical disability strengthened FDR's compassion and
resolve. In addition, kids will explore Roosevelt's entire era
through such hands-on activities as staging a fireside chat,
designing a WPA-style mural, sending a double encoded message,
hosting a swing dance party, and participating in a political
Chicago Review Press
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