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Madam C. J. Walker
     

Madam C. J. Walker

by M.C. Hall, Margaret C. Hall
 

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Introduces the life of Madam C. J. Walker, who invented hair-care products for African Americans, founded factories and beauty schools, and organized one of the first national meetings of businesswomen in the United States.

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Introduces the life of Madam C. J. Walker, who invented hair-care products for African Americans, founded factories and beauty schools, and organized one of the first national meetings of businesswomen in the United States.

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Children's Literature
At the age of 20, Sarah Breedlove was already a widow with a young child to support. For the next 18 years, she worked hard washing clothes so that she could send her daughter to college. Then, Sarah went to school herself. When her hair began to fall out, Sarah looked for products that would help and discovered a new career path. She began selling the products that had worked for her. Soon, she was experimenting with ingredients and making her own products. A savvy businesswoman, Sarah advertised her products, traveled around the country, and employed satisfied customers as sales agents. She was also concerned with the issues facing African-American women and opened a beauty school in Pittsburgh. Madam Walker, as Sarah called herself after marrying in 1906, was the first highly successful African-American businesswoman. Includes trivia facts, a timeline, a glossary, and a list of related books. 2003, Heinemann Library, Ages 6 to 10.
—Heidi Hauser Green

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ISBN-13:
9781403442574
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Lives and Times Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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