Jurmain, Suzanne Nice Work, Franklin! 25 pgs Dial, 2016. $17.99 PICTUREBOOK/BIOGRAPHY
This is the story of Franklin Roosevelt’s adult life and career
as president. We learn about his ambition, his imitation of his cousin President
Teddy Roosevelt, and his hard to put himself in a place where he could run for president
someday. Readers then find out about his illness that paralyzed his legs and
his determination to move forward. He learned how to connect with the people and
worked hard to better the country as it went through one of its toughest
periods, the Great Depression.
This is a nice biography that could be shared with third grade
and up due to the vocabulary and the historical context. There isn’t enough
childhood or personal information for a student research though. Great for
lessons on presidents, determination, hardwork, the great depression, and
EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.