Madam C. J. Walker: Entrepreneur and Millionaire

Madam C. J. Walker: Entrepreneur and Millionaire

by Darlene R. Stille, Stille
     
 

From the late 19th century into the 21st century, technological and cultural advancements transformed the world into a new and modern place. These advancements changed the way people lived, worked, and thought about themselves and the world. The combination of all these changes continues to produce what we know as the modern world. Madam C.J. Walker dreamed of a place…  See more details below

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From the late 19th century into the 21st century, technological and cultural advancements transformed the world into a new and modern place. These advancements changed the way people lived, worked, and thought about themselves and the world. The combination of all these changes continues to produce what we know as the modern world. Madam C.J. Walker dreamed of a place where African-Americans were given equal rights and the chance for a better life. Determined to succeed, she worked her way up from washing clothes to selling her own line of beauty products. Her hair-care products, made especially for black women, helped her become America’s first black female millionaire. A philanthropist and an equal rights advocate, her success and support gave hope to others.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
In a time when business opportunities were so limited for women and for African Americans, it is remarkable that Sarah Breedlove, the daughter of poor Louisiana sharecroppers, became Madam C. J. Walker, the first black woman millionaire. From the Black Americans of Achievement series, this book traces Sarah's life from her poor beginnings—her work as a laundress and a door-to-door saleswoman of hair products for African American women—to her extraordinary success as the self-made creator and marketer of her own popular line of beauty products. An informative and inspirational read about a successful woman who used her wealth and influence to advance the cause of equal rights. The book includes historical photographs, frequent sidebars with additional information, parallel timelines of Walker's life and world events, suggestions for further reading, a list of historical sites to visit and a glossary. An excellent addition to middle and high school libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756518837
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Signature Lives: Modern America Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

PWB Biography

Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene lives and writes in Michigan.

CPB Biography
Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene Stille now lives and writes in Michigan.
Darlene R. Stille is the award-winning author of more than 80 books for young people, including collections of biographies. She grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois, where she discovered her love of writing. She now lives and writes in Michigan.

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