Though now seen as a cultural icon, Eleanor Roosevelt was a woman deeply insecure about her looks and her role in the world. But by recognizing her fears and constantly striving to overcome her prejudices, she used her proximity to presidents and her own power to aid in the fight for Civil Rights and other important causes. She would go on to become one of America's most beloved First Ladies, and a key figure in the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This biography gives readers a fresh perspective on her extraordinary life. It includes a timeline, biography, index, and many historic photographs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young readers how the former First Lady evolved from a poor little rich girl to a protector and advocate for those without a voice.