Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2007
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
Before he was president, Teddy Roosevelt was a dynamic child who worked hard to improve his poor health. Growing up in the country, he always loved nature and believed in conserving natural resources. When he was eight years old, Teddy got to enjoy an exciting trip to New York City. There, he witnessed the city's social inequality and was deeply affected by the poor people he saw. He decided that when he grew up he would try to help them.
Geared for children ages eight and up, the Childhoods of Young Americans series is an ideal way to sweep today's young reader right into the past. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The early evidence of character, responsibility, ability and courage are showcased in common situations to which every child can relate.