The Only Woman In The Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal For America

ISBN-10: 1481491512
ISBN-13: 9781481491518
Author: Krull, Kathleen
Illustrated by: Bye, Alexandra
Interest Level: 1-4
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: February 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 48


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$14.99
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Interest Level

Grades 1-4

Reading Level

Guided Reading: P
Lexile: NC950L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

Description
Discover the incredible life of Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet and the mastermind behind Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, in this fascinating picture book biography . 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, 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.