The Definitive Guide to

Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers' Rights

Written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Kristy Caldwell
$18.99
List Price
6-10
Target Age
36
Pages
Picture
Book Type

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

How many years will it be until you turn sixty-two? What year will that be? Once you’ve read Thanks to Frances Perkins, you’ll know why these are important questions—and why you may want to thank Frances Perkins.

After Frances Perkins witnessed the Triangle Waist Factory fire in 1911, she was forever changed. While some activists pressed factory owners for change, Frances decided to work to bring about new laws that would force employers to treat people better and make workplaces safer. When she became Secretary of Labor in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration―the first woman cabinet member―Frances had the opportunity to make real her bold vision of a country where no one was left out. As a result of the Social Security program that she created, we have built a society where we help one another.

Deborah Hopkinson’s energetic text and Kristy Caldwell’s appealing illustrations introduce readers to a fascinating woman who has changed many American lives. Back matter features more information about Frances Perkins, Social Security, and resources for economic education.

Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers' Rights

author
Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of numerous critically acclaimed picture books, middle grade fiction, and nonfiction. She lives in Oregon with her family and menagerie of pets.

View Author

Who Illustrated Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers' Rights

What Has Deborah Hopkinson Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Deborah know that you want more details about Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers' Rights!

What Has Kristy Caldwell Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Kristy know that you want more details about Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers' Rights!

More Books From These Creatives

Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen book
Deborah Hopkinson, Qin Leng
Picture book
6.0
Sweet Land of Liberty book
Deborah Hopkinson, Leonard Jenkins
Picture book
5.1
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek book
Deborah Hopkinson, John Hendrix
Picture book
5.0
Flowers for Sarajevo book
John McCutcheon, Kristy Caldwell
Picture book
Away with Words: The Daring Story Of Isabella Bird book
Lori Mortensen, Kristy Caldwell
Picture book

Book Details

ISBN 10:
1682631362
ISBN 13:
9781682631362
Publication Date:
August 1, 2020

Suggested Links