Stateswoman to the World

A Story about Eleanor Roosevelt

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Eleanor Roosevelt is perhaps best known for her role as First Lady, wife to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But this strong-willed woman was a skilled politician in her own right, who overcame her own prejudices to fight for the rights of women, blacks and the poor. This inspiring biography tells of Eleanor Roosevelt’s development from a lonely, orphaned teenager to a determined, socially conscious woman, beloved in the United States and throughout the world.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Copyright 1991
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007000, JNF007130, JNF007120
Dewey 973.917'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level R
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides



“. . .attractive to reluctant readers.”

The Horn Book Guide

“. . . A sympathetic account of this extraordinary woman’s life and acheivements.”
The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal

“. . .an effective, informative biography about an impressive, inspirational woman.”
School Library Journal

Illustrator: Lydia M. Anderson

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →