The Only Woman In the Photo

Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America

Media Type:Audiobook
Genre(s):History
Women's
Narrator(s):Madeleine Maby
ISBN:9781666566024
Publish Date:11/05/2019
Run Time:23 Minutes
Language:English
Publisher:Dreamscape Media

Audiobook

Most people know about President FDR, but do you know the woman who created his groundbreaking New Deal? As a young girl, Frances Perkins was very shy and quiet. But her grandmother encouraged Frances to always challenge herself. When somebody opens a door to you, go forward. And so she did. Frances realized she had to make her voice heard, even when speaking made her uncomfortable, in order to fight injustice and build programs to protect people across the nation. So when newly-elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally asked Frances to be the first female Secretary of Labor and help pull the nation out of the Great Depression, she knew she had to walk through that open door and forward into history. In this empowering, inspirational biography, discover how the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet led the charge to create the safety net that protects American workers and their families to this day.