Most people know about President FDR, but do you know the woman who created his groundbreaking New Deal? As a young girl, Frances Perkins was very shy and quiet. But her grandmother encouraged Frances to always challenge herself. When somebody opens a door to you, go forward. And so she did.
Frances realized she had to make her voice heard, even when speaking made her uncomfortable, and use it to fight injustice and build programs to protect people across the nation. So when newly-elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally asked Frances to be the first female Secretary of Labor and help pull the nation out of the Great Depression, she knew she had to walk through that open door and forward into history.
In this empowering, inspirational biography about the mastermind behind Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, discover how the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet led the charge to create the safety net that protects American workers and their families to this day.
"Before she became 'the first woman ever to join a presidential cabinet,' Perkins had transformed herself from a quiet observer to an effective activist, building a career on righting wrongs — operating as a social worker, speaking out for suffrage, reporting on hazardous workplaces, and advocating for fire safety after the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.... Weaving in quotes from Perkins, Krull crafts a deft introduction to the achievements of a remarkable woman." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||5 - 10|
|Publication Date||Feb 4, 2020|
|Publisher||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|