A Boy Named FDR: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America by Kathleen KrullFranklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had private tutors as a young boy and later attended an elite boys school, he played pranks and had down-to-earth fun just like any boy today.
Kathleen Krulls animated picture book biography focuses on FDRs childhood years through his entry as a young man into politics and his battle with polio. A summary of his achievements as president and a chronology of his life are included. The well-researched text and the evocative illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher provide an inspiring introduction to one of our greatest presidents.
F.D.R - The Four-Term President
Franklin D. He spearheaded the successful wartime alliance between Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States and helped lay the groundwork for the post-war peace organization that would become the United Nations. The only American president in history to be elected four times, Roosevelt died in office in April He was educated by private tutors and elite schools Groton and Harvard , and early on began to admire and emulate his fifth cousin, Theodore Roosevelt , elected president in The couple had a daughter, Anna, followed by five sons, one of whom died in infancy. Roosevelt attended law school at Columbia University and worked for several years as a clerk in a Wall Street law firm.
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For the first eight years of his life, FDR was educated by private tutors. At age nine, he attended his first school, not in Hyde Park but in Bad Neuheim, Germany, where his parents were living temporarily. That's right…the president who led the United States during World War II went to school in the country he would later conquer. Talk about irony. Once he began school, Franklin learned that he was a popular kid. From a young age he seems to have been quick, outgoing and gregarious, and he used these qualities to his advantage.