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Frances Perkins

Champion of the American Worker

Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 176 pages, Middle Grade Nonfiction, Ages 8-12

ISBN: 978-1-944762-91-9

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$16.95

About this Book:

This middle-grade biography introduces young readers to Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve as a Presidential cabinet member and an extraordinary person who changed America. Perkins was a force in the mid-twentieth century who strived to improve the lives and safety of American workers of all ages. But before she became a changemaker, she was a girl growing up in New England, encouraged by her grandmother to project her voice, then a young woman attending Mount Holyoke College, outraged by factory working conditions and inspired to prompt real change. Eventually, Perkins emerged as the chief architect of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous New Deal and was instrumental in instituting workers' rights and benefits like child labor laws. Frances Perkins describes the events, places, and people who had a lifetime impact on Perkins and influenced her work. It serves to inspire middle schoolers to speak up for the greater good, not for fame, but simply to make the world a better place.

Frances Perkins by Ruth Cashin Monsell
Ruth Cashin Monsell

About this Author

Ruth C. Monsell lives in Damariscotta and Camden, Maine, and winters in Charleston, SC, where she actively pursues the arts, including music, graphic arts, and theater. She earned a bachelo

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