Suggested Reading

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Suggested Reading

For Teachers: General Reading

Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism by Allida M. Black (Columbia University Press, 1996). ISBN: 0-231-10404-9

The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia edited by Maurine H, Beasley, Holly C. Shulman and Henry R. Beasley (Greenwood Press, 2001). ISBN: 0-313-30181-6

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt (Da Capo Press, 1992). ISBN:0-306-80476-X

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1 :1884 -1933 by Blanche Weisen Cook (Viking Press, 1992).

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2:1934 -1938 by Blanche Weisen Cook Penguin Books, 1999). ISBN: 0 14 01.7894 5 (pbk.) ISBN: 0-670-80486 (hc.)

My Day-The Best of Eleanor Roosevelt's Acclaimed Newspaper Columns 1936-1962 edited by David Emblidge (Da Capo Press, 2001). ISBN: 0-306-81010-7

Images of America: ER-A Hudson Valley Remembrance by Joyce C. Ghee and Joan Spence (Arcadia Publishing, 2005). ISBN: 0-7385-3832-9

Images of America: Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill by Richard R. Cain (Arcadia Publishing, 2002). ISBN: 0-7385-1097-1

You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt (Westminster John Knox Press, 1960). ISBN: 0-664-24494-7

Human Rights

Freedom: Stories Celebrating the UDHR, by Amnesty International (Random House Inc, 2011). ISBN-10: 0307588831

Growing Global: Raising Children to be at Home in the World by Homa Sabet Tavangar (Ballantine Books, 2009). ISBN: 978-0-345-50654-2

Human Rights: Great Speeches in History edited by Laura Hitt ( Greenhaven Press, Inc., 2002). ISBN: 0-7377-0875-1

Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope: Stories, Storytelling and Activities for Peace, Justice and the environment Edited by ED Brody, Jay Goldpinner, Katie Green, Rona Leventhal & John Porcino (New Society, 2002). ISBN: 0-86571-447-9

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Ingram Pub Services, 2001).

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dignity and Justice For All of Us, 60th AnniversaryEdition by The United Nations (DPI.876/Rev.4-07-55693-November 2007-50M)

We are All Born Free, the UDHR in Pictures, by Amnesty International (Pgw, 2011). ISBN-10: 184780151X

Special Interest

A New Deal for America edited by Bryan Ward (Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., 1995).

Back to The Land: Arthurdale, FDR's New Deal, and the Costs of Economic Planning, by C.J. Maloney (Wiley, 2011). ISBN-13: 9780470610633

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Arthurdale Experiment by Nancy Hoffman (Linnet Books, 2001).ISBN: 0-208-02504-9

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters From Children of the Great Depression edited by Robert Cohen (The University of North Carolina Press, 2002). ISBN: 0-8078-5413-1

Mother and Daughter: The Letters of Eleanor and Anna Roosevelt edited by Bernard Asbell (From International Publishing, 1988). ISBN: 0-88064-108-8


American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America By Michelle Obama (Crown Publishing, 2012). ISBN-13: 978-0307956026

Hudson River Valley Farms: The People and the Pride Behind the Produce by Joanne Michaels (Globe Pequot Press, 2009). ISBN: 978-0-7627-4892-1

Landscape Gardens on the Hudson a History by Robert M. Toole (Black Dome Press, 2010).ISBN: 978-1-883789-68-8



Farms & Food: A Teaching the Hudson Valley Resource Guide

Green Teacher

Natural History

Birds of the Northeast by Winston Williams (World Publications, 1989). ISBN: 0-911977-08-2

Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape by Tom Wessels (The Countryman Press, 2010). ISBN: 978-0-88150-918-2

National Audubon Society: Field Guide to Trees (Eastern Region)

National Audubon Society: Field Guide to Birds (Eastern Region)

National Audubon Society: Pocket Guide to Familiar Reptiles and Amphibians of North America

Vernal Pools: Natural History and Conservation by Elizabeth A. Colburn (The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, 2004). ISBN: 0-939923-91-2

Waterbirds of the Northeast by Winston Williams (World Publications, 1989). ISBN: 0-911977-09-0

For Young Readers: Elementary Students

A Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories (Candlewick Press, 2004). ISBN: 0-7636-2629-5

American Kids in History: World War II Days by David C. King ( John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000). ISBN: 0-471-37101-7

American Kids in History: Victorian Days by David C. King (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000). ISBN: 0-471-33122-8

A Knit-and-Read Book: Spud &Chloe at the Farm by Susan B. Anderson (Artisan, 2011). ISBN: 978-1-57965-430-6

Ballots for Belva, The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2008). ISBN: 978-0-8109-7110-3

Eleanor Story and pictures by Barbara Cooney (Viking, 1996). ISBN: 0-670-86159-6

Eleanor Roosevelt: Fighter for Social Justice by Ann Weil (Aladdin Paperbacks, 1989). ISBN: 0-689-71348-7

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World by the editors of TIME For Kids with Dina El Nabli (Harper Collins Publishers, 2006). ISBN: 0-06-057613-8

Eleanor, Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport (Hyperion Books, 2009). ISBN: 978-0-7868-5141-6

Hot Dogs for the Queen, A Child's Memories of her famous neighbor-Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt by Shirley Vaughan Jackson (Xlibris, 2009). ISBN: 978-1-4415-3100-1

When Marian Sang by Pam Nunoz Ryan (Scholastic Press, 2002). ISBN-13: 978-0-439-26967-4

Who was Eleanor Roosevelt? by Gare Thompson (Grosset & Dunlap, 2004). ISBN: 978-0-448-43509-1

Words Set Me Free, The Story of Young Frederick Douglass by Leas Cline-Ransome (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012) ISBN: 978-1-4169-5903-8

Universal Declaration of Human Rights An Adaptation for Children by Ruth Rocha & Otavio Roth (United Nations Publication). ISBN: 9211004233


Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story by Linda Glaser and Shelley Rotner (Millbrook Press, 2010). ISBN: 978-0-7613-4911-2

Fun With Nature Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring, Diane L. Burns and Leslie Dandy (NorthWord Press, 1999). ISBN: 1-55971-702-5

How Groundhog's Garden Grew by Lynne Cherry (Blue Sky Press, 2003). ISBN: 0439323711

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and David Small, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000). ISBN 0-374-32517-0

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt and Joy Fisher Hein(HarperCollins, 2005).ISBN: 0060011076

Environmental Stories and Nature Guides for Younger Students

A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry (Harcourt Brace & Co., 1992). ISBN: 0-15-200542-0

Fun With Nature Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring, Diane L. Burns and Leslie Dandy (NorthWord Press, 1999). ISBN: 1-55971-702-5

Growing Seasons by Elsie Lee Splear (G.P. Putnams's Sons, 2000). ISBN: 0-399-23460-8

More Fun With Nature Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring, Diane L. Burns, Laura Evert and Christiane Kump Tibbitts (NorthWord Press, 2002). ISBN: 1-55971-795

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss ( Random House Children's Books, 1971). ISBN: 9780394823379

Who Will Plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta (Sleeping Bear Press, 2010). ISBN:978-1-58536-502-9

For Middle School - High School

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt by C. Coco De Young (Delacorte Press, 1999). ISBN: 0-385-32633-5

Eleanor Roosevelt by Sharon Whitney (Franklin Watts, 1982). ISBN: 0-531-04479-3

Great Americans - A Photobiography: Eleanor Roosevelt (Ideals Publications Inc., 1997). ISBN: 0-8249- 4079-2

Here Comes Eleanor by Virginia Veeder Westervelt (Avisson Press Inc., 1998). ISBN: 1-888105-33-X

The Day Mrs. Roosevelt Came to Town by Anne Buckley (Royal Fireworks Press, 2000). ISBN: 0-88092-458-6

Women Who Dare: Marion Anderson by Howard S. Kaplan (Pomegranate Communications, Inc., 2007). ISBN -13: 978-0-7649-3891-7

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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