These simple, clear biographies of remarkable women provide an excellent starting point for children beginning history studies. In A Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, highlights of the life of the woman known as the "First Lady of the World" provide a fascinating glimpse into her background as well as the history of her times. Her contributions to the American people, her kindness, leadership, and determination are dramatically presented in this straightforward presentation.
An excellent introduction to the life of the woman who helped spark the Civil Rights Movement, A Book of Rosa Parks covers much more than her crucial role in initiating the Montgomery bus boycott. Such issues as school desegregation and the presence of the Ku Klux Klan are offered as backdrops to her life story and help provide an accurate reflection of this stirring time in history.