Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams by Alexandra Wallner Holiday House, 2001 32 pages Grade-school lessons about the women's movement are pretty limited in scope. They tend to focus on the women's suffrage campaigns of the late 1800s and early 1900s, then skip ahead to the '60s and '70s and the battle over the ERA. As a result, young … Continue reading Abigail Adams

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Leader-in-Waiting

Eleanor by Barbara Cooney Viking, 1996 32 pages As a child, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents, both of whom were members of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation."  Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the salient figure of their early adulthood, a fixture of an unforgettable time. They mentioned him often, and I … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt, Leader-in-Waiting