STEADFAST: The Story of Frances Perkins

A Nonfiction, Biographical, Picture-Book Proposal. Manuscript and 40-page book dummy available on request.

Frances Perkins witnessed the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire as a young social worker in New York City. Galvanized by the workplace tragedy, she decided to devote her life to the rights of the common worker. Frances became a key reformer for worker safety, later becoming the first woman to serve in a Presidential Cabinet. As Secretary of Labor for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, she was chief architect of the New Deal, the vast array of Depression-era programs including minimum wage, the 40-hour workweek, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and Social Security. Her inspiring achievements go largely unnoticed today. I wish to change that with my picture book STEADFAST: The Story of Frances Perkins.

Please contact me for more information or to discuss this trailblazer. Click here to find out more about Frances Perkins and the Frances Perkins Center in Newcastle, ME.