The pages of Cricket family magazines are filled with women and girls doing great things. Some stories showcase small acts of kindness that help those in their communities. Some articles portray great leaders who are developing new systems and new ideas with the potential to change the world.
Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt
In honor of Women’s History Month, which begins today, I thought it might be nice to examine how the different magazines portray the same woman. Luckily, several magazines, some in our “literary” genre (which includes Babybug, Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, and Cicada) and some in our “discovery” genre (which includes Click, Ask, Cobblestone, Dig Into History, Faces, and Muse) have turned their attention to Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of President of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt is credited with changing the role of the first lady through her active participation in American politics. In the White House, she was one of the most active first ladies in history and worked for political, racial and social justice. After President Roosevelt’s death, Eleanor was a delegate to the United Nations and continued to serve as an advocate for a wide range of human rights issues.
There are plenty of great deeds to focus on when it comes to Eleanor Roosevelt, but as I mentioned above, the 3 different articles and stories below will use different methods to show how she affected the lives of people in both personal and global ways.
After reading these articles, we hope you’ll get a sense of both the private and public nature of Mrs. Roosevelt and how she worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people both in the United States and abroad. We also hope you’ll get a sense of the value of both our literary and our discovery magazines and how they can work together to provide a well-rounded picture of the people who help make our world a better place.
From Faces Magazine:
by Marcia Amidon Lusted
From Cobblestone Magazine:
by Andrew Matthews
From Cricket Magazine:
by Patricia D’Angelo