About the Author
Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School and the Making of America series, among other books. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.
"Kanefield affords readers the opportunity to 'see' Roosevelt as his contemporaries might have. Readers more familiar with Eleanor Roosevelt than her husband will find this title a valuable counterpoint, and students seeking a general American history of the period will benefit from its well-defined focus."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"Kanefield provides readers with an intimate examination of Franklin Delano Roosevelt . . . it flows in a friendly and welcoming style that reluctant readers will appreciate."
— Kirkus Reviews
"This evenhanded overview of FDR walks a middle path perfect for middle grade readers. A commendable addition to school and public library collections."
— School Library Journal
"Some issues presented in this history are uniquely similar to those present in today's politics, making them worthy of comparison in a history or government classroom. Equally compelling is the number of quotes that originated from Roosevelt that are taken as clichés now. Again, the history and context of these quotes would make good discussion topics for history, government, or English classrooms."
— School Library Connection