The Great Adventure: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America
"His legacy includes a Nobel Prize, the first ever won by an American. . . . It includes laws to regulate big business, laws to guarantee the purity of our food and drugs, national parks, and millions of acres of land set aside to protect our national heritage. . . . Although Theodore Roosevelt died nearly a century ago, in a sense we still live in the America he helped to shape." Includes notes and suggestions for further reading. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs.
JLG Release: Feb 2008
Awards & Honors
2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, School Library Journal*
8" x 10"
Level 8; Points: 15;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 7.7; Points: 20;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), Family, Helping others, New York City, Nature, Asthma, Physical challenges, Physical fitness, Courage, Adventure, Fears, Perseverance, Principles, Living a life of purpose, Politics, Respect, Self-assertion, Compromise, Corruption, Tragedy, The Spanish-American War, Rough Riders, The presidency, The Industrial Revolution, Inequality, Industry, Regulations, Workers' rights, Labor unions, Socialism, Immigrants, Poverty, Food and drug laws, Environmental issues, Conservation, Prejudice and racism, Segregation, Booker T, Washington (1856-1915), The role of the US in world affairs, Diplomacy, The Panama Canal, Social reforms, World War I, Big issues, Leadership, The changing role of the president, Legacies,