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Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker

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A vision of dignity and freedom and a powerful role model for girls and women of all races.

Lasky "chronicles the life of Sarah Breedlove Walker, who was born in 1870 in Louisiana to former slaves and became the richest African-American woman of her times and a major philanthropist... In her 30s, she experimented with natural ingredients and chemicals and created a formula to restore the health of both hair and scalp. Beginning with door-to-door demonstrations in "colored" women's kitchens, she built her business into the Mme. C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, by 1912 'one of the biggest companies in America.'" -- Publishers Weekly

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"Through a readable text and wonderful illustrations, Lasky brings to life one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the United States.... Bennett's full-page watercolors give faces to the characters without overwhelming the text. Their pacing and placement help move the story along. This impressive picture book will delight young readers as it gives a sense of this remarkable woman and the times in which she lived." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 7 - 10
Author Kathryn Lasky
Illustrator Nneka Bennett
ISBN 0763660922
Publication Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Candlewick
Language English