All her life, Eleanor Roosevelt hoped to "leave some mark upon the world."
She was a shy child who found joy in helping others. A passionate young adult who longed for adventure. An independent young woman who formed her own opinions. A trustworthy partner who worked tirelessly for change.
So when her husband became president and she became first lady, Eleanor was ready to make her mark. With characteristic candor, compassion, and courage, she traversed the country and trotted the globe, championing the value and dignity of every human being and transforming the role of first lady. This vivacious portrait of an American icon radiates the essence of Eleanor, a model for kindness and purpose, in her time and in ours.