Spotlight on Eleanor Roosevelt's In My Garage (Candace Fleming), Guest Post & Giveaway!
Today we're excited to spotlight Eleanor Roosevelt's In My Garage by Candace Fleming!
Read on for more about Candace, plus a guest post, and giveaway!
Meet Candace Fleming!
CANDACE FLEMING is the prolific author of The Family Romanov, a Sibert Honor Book and the recipient of both the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Young Adult Literature; Amelia Lost, which received four starred reviews; The Great and Only Barnum, an ALA-YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction nominee and a Publishers Weekly and Booklist Best Book of the Year; The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award recipient; Our Eleanor, an ALA-ALSC Best Book for Young Adults; and Ben Franklin's Almanac, a James Madison Honor Book. She is also the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, including Oh, No!, illustrated by Eric Rohmann, and middle grade books, including The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School and Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! Visit her on the web at candacefleming.com [candacefleming.com] or on Twitter at @candacemfleming.
Meet Eleanor Roosevelt's In My Garage!
In this hilarious follow-up to BEN FRANKLIN'S IN MY BATHROOM!, history and hijinks collide once more when Eleanor Roosevelt accidentally time travels to a ten-year-old's home in 21st-century America!
When Eleanor Roosevelt time travels to Nolan and Olive's house in modern-day Illinois, the kids don't know who she is at first. After all, she's old and wearing a hairnet. But the First Lady of the United States--some 80 years ago, that is-- isn't a mystery for long when she starts spouting things like "You must do the things you think you cannot do." Fresh off a visit from Ben Franklin, Nolan and Olive know what they're in for with this latest guest: an adventure. From drawing on ideals of civil protest to save the town park, to (almost) doing a loop-de-loop in a single-engine plane, to avoiding that know-it-all snoop Tommy Tuttle, there's one laugh after the next in this second book in the History Pals series. Fun back matter expands the story and unpacks the amazing life of Eleanor Roosevelt.
~ Guest Post ~
10 Things You Might Find Surprising About Eleanor Roosevelt
Yes, Eleanor Roosevelt was formative in the National League of Women’s Voters and the Women’s Division of the Democratic National Committee. Sure, she championed civil rights and women’s rights, gave voice to the poor, unemployed and powerless, and drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But here are 10 things I uncovered about her during my research for Eleanor Roosevelt’s In My Garage. I hope you find them as surprising as I did.
- In 1934 she was named one of the ten best-dressed women of the year by the American fashion industry.
- She had a powerful sweet tooth.
- She favored red nail polish and always wore Chanel No. 5 perfume.
- She was such a controversial First Lady that during the 1940 presidential election opponent Wendell Wilke took the unprecedented step of campaigning against His campaign even issued pins that read, “I don’t want Eleanor either.”
- She has one of the largest FBI files in American history – 3,271 pages long.
- A yoga lover, she practiced the positions every night before bed wearing a one-piece, black bathing suit.
- She wrote a children’s book – A Trip To Washington With Bobby And Betty.
- She kept a gun in her underwear drawer, not for protection but because she was such a bad shot, she thought it was safer there.
- During a five-week trip to the South Pacific in 1943, she covered 17 islands plus New Zealand and Australia, visited 400,000 American soldiers, lost 30 pounds and wore out 2 pairs of shoes.
- Sheik Suleiman of Egypt – 70 years old and the husband of 39 wives – asked her to become wife number 40. Since joining a harem had never been one of her goals, she declined.
Eleanor Roosevelt's In My Garage
Author: Candace Fleming
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Publish Date: September 25th, 2018
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I have been a fan of Candace Fleming's nonfiction work for years. This series sounds like so much fun and I can't wait to give it a try. The cover will attract the intended readers and the storyline sounds like fun. Good luck with Eleanor!