Vision of beauty: the story of Sarah Breedlove Walker

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Publisher:
Candlewick Press,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 6.3 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure:
960L
Fountas & Pinnell:
U
Description
An inspiring picture-book biography of a woman who succeeded on her own terms. Born December 23, 1867, Sarah Breedlove Walker was the youngest and first free-born child of Minerva and Owen Breedlove of Delta, Louisiana. As sharecroppers, their lives were hard, but slavery had ended, and the Breedlove family was free. And if you were free, you could dream. VISION OF BEAUTY depicts Sarah Breedlove Walker's rise from a bleak world of poverty and discrimination to unprecedented success as an influential businesswoman and philanthropist. Orphaned at age seven, married and widowed by twenty, Sarah was a young mother struggling as a laundress when she began to lose her hair. Through tenacity and faith, she discovered her own cure, founding the phenomenally successful Mme. C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Representing a woman's ability to achieve economic independence, Madam Walker offered a vision of freedom and dignity for her people, and became a powerful role model for women and girls of all races and classes. The story of a woman with the courage to dream--and the determination to build a better life for herself and her race.
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ISBN:
9780763602536
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 6.3, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
960L
Fountas & Pinnell:
U
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Last Grouping Update 2017-09-22 04:43:04AM
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subject_facet African American women executives -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Businesspeople, Cosmetics industry -- History -- Juvenile literature, Cosmetics industry -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature, Walker, C. J., -- Madam, -- 1867-1919 -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography
title_display Vision of beauty : the story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
title_full Vision of beauty : the story of Sarah Breedlove Walker / Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Nneka Bennett
title_short Vision of beauty :
title_sub the story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
topic_facet African American women executives, African Americans, Businesspeople, Cosmetics industry, History, Walker, C. J, Women