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First Lady of the Hudson Valley: Eleanor Roosevelt


We did a mini-unit on Eleanor Roosevelt in March, as part of Women’s History Month, but I’m just getting around to publishing the list now because homeschooling while working full time doesn’t leave a lot of spare time! We chose Eleanor Roosevelt because she was local to the Hudson Valley and we could combine our reading with a trip to Val-Kill and see one of the beautiful places where Eleanor lived and worked. I always like to incorporate a living history element when possible, because it makes the stories come alive and reminds us that these figures were real people, imperfect but impassioned, who wanted to make the world a better place!

  1. Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan and Brian Selznick
  2. Eleanor Roosevelt: Fighter for Social Justice by Ann Weil
  3. Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World by the Editors of TIME for kids
  4. Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic by Leslie Kimmelman and Victor Juhasz
  5. When Eleanor Roosevelt Learned to Jump a Horse by Mark Weakland and John Joseph
  6. Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? by Gare Thompson and Elizabeth Wolf