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From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America’s first female self-made millionaire. Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babys From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America’s first female self-made millionaire. Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. And when she works, she wraps up her hair. One day, Sarah’s hair starts to fall out! It’s itchy, crunchy, patchy, and won’t grow. Instead of giving up, Sarah searches for the right products. And then she invents something better than any shampoo or hair oil she’s used before. Her hair grows and grows! That’s when she decides to rebrand herself as “Madam C.J. Walker,” and begins her business empire. Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business is the story of a leader in the hair care industry, but it’s also an inspiring tale about the importance of empowering women to become economically independent. Includes additional text on Madam C.J. Walker’s lasting legacy, as well as educational activities designed to teach entrepreneurship.


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From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America’s first female self-made millionaire. Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babys From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America’s first female self-made millionaire. Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. And when she works, she wraps up her hair. One day, Sarah’s hair starts to fall out! It’s itchy, crunchy, patchy, and won’t grow. Instead of giving up, Sarah searches for the right products. And then she invents something better than any shampoo or hair oil she’s used before. Her hair grows and grows! That’s when she decides to rebrand herself as “Madam C.J. Walker,” and begins her business empire. Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business is the story of a leader in the hair care industry, but it’s also an inspiring tale about the importance of empowering women to become economically independent. Includes additional text on Madam C.J. Walker’s lasting legacy, as well as educational activities designed to teach entrepreneurship.

30 review for Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

  1. 5 out of 5

    Reading_ Tamishly

    This one is liberating to start with!!!! The first few lines will have you so proud of you being a girl or a woman that you are today. The struggles of the women decades ago have been so beautifully portrayed in this short read. There's this story of the first generation of girls attending school for the first time after the abolition of slavery. And no more cotton picking or child labour. Damn, it felt so good to read about it. But everything ended so soon for this to be true. And the girls were This one is liberating to start with!!!! The first few lines will have you so proud of you being a girl or a woman that you are today. The struggles of the women decades ago have been so beautifully portrayed in this short read. There's this story of the first generation of girls attending school for the first time after the abolition of slavery. And no more cotton picking or child labour. Damn, it felt so good to read about it. But everything ended so soon for this to be true. And the girls were back to work in the fields. And this is the story of a girl, Sarah, who had learnt to dream and work her way up inspite of all the hardships she had faced ever since she became an orphan at a young age. In between she had perfected a recipe, dreamed of becoming a barber, perfected her craft and became one of the most influential women fighting for the rights of black women. Later she came to be known as Madam C J Walker. This story is so good. Simple and easy to read. The art work is so beautiful and descriptive of the content. One of the most powerful reads of the year. Highly recommended for the middle grade age group. Thank you so much #NetGalley for providing me with a copy of #MadamCJWalkerBuildsABusiness

  2. 5 out of 5

    Abbie | ab_reads

    I had heard of Sarah Breedlove before this book, as America’s first female self-made millionaire, but she isn’t really talked about in UK schools. I appreciated this book even more then, learning about how she built her company up from nothing, specialising in products for black hair. As her company grew, she continued to provide opportunities for other black women, either through selling her products or working as stylists in her salons across America. I love that it was haircare that made her I had heard of Sarah Breedlove before this book, as America’s first female self-made millionaire, but she isn’t really talked about in UK schools. I appreciated this book even more then, learning about how she built her company up from nothing, specialising in products for black hair. As her company grew, she continued to provide opportunities for other black women, either through selling her products or working as stylists in her salons across America. I love that it was haircare that made her millions, as I think there’s a tendency to look down on girls and women who value things like makeup and good hair - a great reminder that your passions are valid!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Donna Maguire

    I loved this book and I thought the whole thing was excellent, it is well paced, I liked the length of the chapters and the way that Sarah’s story was told. I think the cover is perfect for the book too. This book focussing on the fascinating Sarah Breedlove (AKA Madam C.J. Walker) who became an outstanding entrepreneur who led the field in her time and whose products still dominate the black hair care industry today. I only knew a little about her but she had such a troubled life at time, she fo I loved this book and I thought the whole thing was excellent, it is well paced, I liked the length of the chapters and the way that Sarah’s story was told. I think the cover is perfect for the book too. This book focussing on the fascinating Sarah Breedlove (AKA Madam C.J. Walker) who became an outstanding entrepreneur who led the field in her time and whose products still dominate the black hair care industry today. I only knew a little about her but she had such a troubled life at time, she fought on and proved against the odds that she could succeed and brought that success to others too that would have had little opportunity without her help. She is a true inspiration. I thought that this book was excellent, it is 5 stars from me for this one, it is one that I will be very highly recommending and I am really looking forward to seeing what else the Rebel Girls release now too!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Janna

    The illustrations were amazing and I learned a lot!

  5. 4 out of 5

    April Gray

    Just, wow. What an amazing woman Sarah Breedlove Walker was! I can only imagine the kind of strength and perseverance it took to become Madam C.J. Walker. She was the first in her family to be born after slavery was abolished, but by the age of 8, she was an orphan. She went to live with her older sister and brother-in-law, and was forced to work hard, cleaning their house, cooking meals, babysitting her nephew, picking cotton, and doing laundry work in town. At age 14, she married; she gave bir Just, wow. What an amazing woman Sarah Breedlove Walker was! I can only imagine the kind of strength and perseverance it took to become Madam C.J. Walker. She was the first in her family to be born after slavery was abolished, but by the age of 8, she was an orphan. She went to live with her older sister and brother-in-law, and was forced to work hard, cleaning their house, cooking meals, babysitting her nephew, picking cotton, and doing laundry work in town. At age 14, she married; she gave birth to a daughter, Lelia, at 17; and was widowed at age 20, when her husband was lynched. She moved to St. Louis to be with her brothers, who owned a barbershop there. She worked hard and was able to put her daughter through college, and took night classes while her daughter was away at school. She eventually met and went to work for Annie Turnbo, a pioneer in hair products for African-American women. Soon, Sarah decided to create her own products; she moved to Denver, where one of her brothers now lived, and started experimenting with ingredients in her kitchen at night. There is so much more to the story, but you'll have to read the book to learn how she built her business empire! She did so much good for the African-American community in her time, especially for women, helping them to open their own businesses and be successful, to know that they could be powerful, and the effects of her work are still felt today. This fictionalized biography presents the life of Sarah Breedlove Walker in a very engaging and inspiring way, and while it mentions some of the tougher subjects in her life, it does so in a way that's appropriate for intended audience. The illustrations add warmth and character to the text, and bring the words alive. Highly recommended! #RebelGirlsSeries #NetGalley

  6. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    A heavily fictionalised biography of a woman who made it big from the scurfy hair of her black compatriots in Victorian-era USA. (That's not to say it features anything that's untrue, but the everyday actions and dialogue are right out the novel genre.) It's a reasonable book, but felt rather long for me – the original Rebel Girls compilations had a lot more brevity, and while this is admittedly for a young audience, the story featured very little in the way of downswings. Only the woman's old m A heavily fictionalised biography of a woman who made it big from the scurfy hair of her black compatriots in Victorian-era USA. (That's not to say it features anything that's untrue, but the everyday actions and dialogue are right out the novel genre.) It's a reasonable book, but felt rather long for me – the original Rebel Girls compilations had a lot more brevity, and while this is admittedly for a young audience, the story featured very little in the way of downswings. Only the woman's old mentor and Booker T Washington's belligerence were negatives in her relentless upward rise. Still, the background of lynching and inherent racism is accurately portrayed for the target reader.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    An easy chapter book next step after the Little People, Big Dream series. This captured the spirit of Sarah Breedlove Walker, added bright and eye-catching illustrations, and included a respectable afterward with additional information. Reminds me of why I loved American Girl books in elementary school.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Maddie

    The story of how one woman (born Sarah Breedlove and later known as Madam C.J. Walker) became the first female self-made millionaire by developing and teaching women about hair care for Black women. I am blown away by everything I did not know in this book which is to say I knew nothing. Though Sarah Breedlove's original company shut down in 1981 but was relaunched by Sundial in 2016. I think this book is worth a read for anyone who's interested in history, hair, or bad-ass women. The story of how one woman (born Sarah Breedlove and later known as Madam C.J. Walker) became the first female self-made millionaire by developing and teaching women about hair care for Black women. I am blown away by everything I did not know in this book which is to say I knew nothing. Though Sarah Breedlove's original company shut down in 1981 but was relaunched by Sundial in 2016. I think this book is worth a read for anyone who's interested in history, hair, or bad-ass women.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Melissa (thereaderandthechef)

    *Thanks to PRH Audio for the free review audiobook!* So much admiration for Sarah/Madam C.J. Walker! I wasn't aware about her story and wow, what an inspirtion. After so many hardships, starting with losing her parents at such a young age, I just love how much she worked hard to give her daughter the life she deserved. So when she starts losing her hair out heartbreak, stress, and life struggles, she invents her own solution to make her hair grow back, and eventually opens a successful business. *Thanks to PRH Audio for the free review audiobook!* So much admiration for Sarah/Madam C.J. Walker! I wasn't aware about her story and wow, what an inspirtion. After so many hardships, starting with losing her parents at such a young age, I just love how much she worked hard to give her daughter the life she deserved. So when she starts losing her hair out heartbreak, stress, and life struggles, she invents her own solution to make her hair grow back, and eventually opens a successful business. Love it! Oh! And the narrator is amazing, so it was overall such a good listen!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Audrey H

    Love the perspective and character built throughout the book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    My daughter Penelope just turned ten last week. Over this past week, we’ve been enjoying reading about Madame C.J. Walker in the evenings together. Madame C.J. Walker, or Sarah Breedlove, was the first female self-made millionaire in the United States. She came up with hair products for African American women, manufactured them, and taught women to sell her products door to door. I had never heard of Madame C.J. Walker until I heard a podcast about her on History Chicks. Netflix had a great seri My daughter Penelope just turned ten last week. Over this past week, we’ve been enjoying reading about Madame C.J. Walker in the evenings together. Madame C.J. Walker, or Sarah Breedlove, was the first female self-made millionaire in the United States. She came up with hair products for African American women, manufactured them, and taught women to sell her products door to door. I had never heard of Madame C.J. Walker until I heard a podcast about her on History Chicks. Netflix had a great series about her this year as well that my husband and I enjoyed. It was fun to learn more about her with my daughter. Penelope and I enjoyed this book. She in particular liked how Madame C.J. Walker made products for hair and had salons that styled hair. She also liked the relationship between Madame C.J. Walker and her daughter. This book made Penelope question what lynching was and prompted a good discussion. Madame C.J. Walker’s first husband was lynched leaving her a young widow. Later in life, she worked on a variety of philanthropic works to empower African American people including working towards ending lynching. I was sad to realize we still don’t have the anti-lynching law at the federal level that she worked towards. This book has great pictures and an engaging story. We loved it. I also love learning about history that was not part of history class. Favorite quote: "I came from the cotton fields of the South. I was promoted from there to the washtub. Then to the kitchen and from there I promoted myself into the manufacturing business. I have built my own factory on my own ground. I am not ashamed of my roots, and they don't make me any less of a lady. I know how to grow hair as well as I know how to grow cotton." Overall, Madam C.J. Walker is a great book for kids to learn about great diverse people in our history. Book Source: Purchased from Amazon.com This review was originally posted on my blog at: https://lauragerold.blogspot.com/2020...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    This small biography of Madam C.J. Walker is one of a continuing series called Rebel Girls. The series seeks to attract and build up young women so they can be an influence solid in their belief in themselves. I had read previously about Sarah Walker, but this small book leads you on a fuller look at her life from childhood loss of her parents through the difficult times with her brother-in-law's steady drumbeat of work and berating. I loved her can-do attitude and her ability to forge ahead. I This small biography of Madam C.J. Walker is one of a continuing series called Rebel Girls. The series seeks to attract and build up young women so they can be an influence solid in their belief in themselves. I had read previously about Sarah Walker, but this small book leads you on a fuller look at her life from childhood loss of her parents through the difficult times with her brother-in-law's steady drumbeat of work and berating. I loved her can-do attitude and her ability to forge ahead. I think her faith gets short shrift in this telling, but the support of her brothers for their little sister was heartwarming. The details of her start in the hair beauty business and then her leap to producing her own products was well told. The difficulties she faced in her personal life and the amount of work she put into her business is well told. So many of today's youth think you just think up an idea and viola! you are rich and then sitting on a beach. I am definitely going to continue looking for additions to this series.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

    I had not heard of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire and an inspiring Black role model prior to this book, but I will be researching more about her remarkable story. As with other titles in the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series, this is written for a younger audience and finds a deeply engaging format to captivate the reader.  It simplifies some of the more complex and dark aspects of the story, but doesn't erase and ignore them, which I appreciated.  It provides a ju I had not heard of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire and an inspiring Black role model prior to this book, but I will be researching more about her remarkable story. As with other titles in the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series, this is written for a younger audience and finds a deeply engaging format to captivate the reader.  It simplifies some of the more complex and dark aspects of the story, but doesn't erase and ignore them, which I appreciated.  It provides a jump point for parents/guardians/adults to delve into deeper conversation on racism, feminism, and other difficulties of the era while highlighting the remarkable strengths of Madam Walker and her journey to success against all odds.  An inspiring and motivating novelization, it includes beautiful artwork to complement the story.  I would highly recommend for any library or gifting for young girls looking for positive female influence. I received a complimentary copy of this title via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Fern

    From the wonderful world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the inspirational tale of Madam C.J. Walker - America’s first female self-made millionaire. Rooted in fact, the life of Sarah Breedlove (aka Madam C. J. Walker), from childhood as an orphan to a penniless washerwoman to a business empress in the hair care industry, is beautifully relayed throughout the pages of this inspiring chapter book. Gently touching on issues regarding racism, slavery, women in business and achieving your From the wonderful world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the inspirational tale of Madam C.J. Walker - America’s first female self-made millionaire. Rooted in fact, the life of Sarah Breedlove (aka Madam C. J. Walker), from childhood as an orphan to a penniless washerwoman to a business empress in the hair care industry, is beautifully relayed throughout the pages of this inspiring chapter book. Gently touching on issues regarding racism, slavery, women in business and achieving your dreams, Sarah's story is one of liberation, empowerment and self acceptance. Rich in detail, with charming illustrations showcasing Sarah's life throughout, this captivating narrative will have both rebel girls and boys feeling impressed and inspired. Feauturing a fascinating afterword on Madam C.J. Walker’s lasting legacy, as well as fun activities on entrepreneurship, I applaud Rebel Girls for creating these in-depth chapter book spin offs, which I have no doubt will inspire the next generation of pioneers, champions, warriors, leaders and creators.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carly Pearl

    5 Stars (I received an e-arc from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review) With a similar art style to Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code (which I loved the art style and the colour palettes in both work well their stories) this was a great history lesson for me. I have heard the name Madam C.J. Walker but never knew her story. Her life starts being the first child to be born into her family, that is not born into slavery. This covers her first marriage, how she got into the beauty business, creati 5 Stars (I received an e-arc from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review) With a similar art style to Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code (which I loved the art style and the colour palettes in both work well their stories) this was a great history lesson for me. I have heard the name Madam C.J. Walker but never knew her story. Her life starts being the first child to be born into her family, that is not born into slavery. This covers her first marriage, how she got into the beauty business, creating her signature product and opening her own business. As well as the issues she faced not just being a woman of colour but also being a business woman and being looked down on by black business man because she is a woman. Also her second marriage and the shows her in retirement. This is a good history book for kids especially for educating kids from all backgrounds as well as young black children.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    Thanks to Rebel Girls for the ARC! Sarah was the first member of her family who hadn't been born into slavery. She was the first to go to school. That was already a challenge, but she still had a very long, complicated future ahead of her. She lost her parents when she was only 8 years old and started working really young. She didn't have a good relationship with her husband, so they ended up getting divorced. People always told her that she wouldn't succeed, because she was a poor, black woman. Thanks to Rebel Girls for the ARC! Sarah was the first member of her family who hadn't been born into slavery. She was the first to go to school. That was already a challenge, but she still had a very long, complicated future ahead of her. She lost her parents when she was only 8 years old and started working really young. She didn't have a good relationship with her husband, so they ended up getting divorced. People always told her that she wouldn't succeed, because she was a poor, black woman. Life was never easy for her. But she became the first female self-made millionaire, creating hair care products for black women. I really enjoyed this read and I think it's a great book for young readers. It'll give them a nice perspective of life, racism, feminism and how important it is to believe in yourself and in your dreams, even when everyone is against you.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Adeline Mirren

    A beautifully illustrated and educational childrens’ book about an inspiring woman. The struggles of women and African Americans during this time period are described well, and it was so nice to read about the progress of these groups throughout the book. I didn’t know much about this story before reading the book, but it’s a great tale. Sarah is one of the first people in her family who wasn’t born a slave. She gets to go to school and doesn’t have to work in the fields all day. However, her li A beautifully illustrated and educational childrens’ book about an inspiring woman. The struggles of women and African Americans during this time period are described well, and it was so nice to read about the progress of these groups throughout the book. I didn’t know much about this story before reading the book, but it’s a great tale. Sarah is one of the first people in her family who wasn’t born a slave. She gets to go to school and doesn’t have to work in the fields all day. However, her life is not without hardship, but Sarah learns to how to overcome these trials and build a business and becomes very successful selling hair products. It’s a very short and simple book, but perfect for children to have fun learning about history and a good introduction to chapter books for young readers.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Eden

    2021 bk 146. Loved this rendition of the life of Madam C. J. Walker. Over my 'er' career as a school librarian in Indiana, every year in February found me pulling out a variety of books on Madam Walker for various student reports. These books ranged from cold hard facts to those who provide so many details that students couldn't see the forest from the trees. This book is balanced - written in a manner that makes it perfect for the parent who want a good read aloud about brave women but also is 2021 bk 146. Loved this rendition of the life of Madam C. J. Walker. Over my 'er' career as a school librarian in Indiana, every year in February found me pulling out a variety of books on Madam Walker for various student reports. These books ranged from cold hard facts to those who provide so many details that students couldn't see the forest from the trees. This book is balanced - written in a manner that makes it perfect for the parent who want a good read aloud about brave women but also is perfect for that school report, regardless of the grade level. I learned new things - that were supported. The biography by Madam Walker's granddaughter was lovingly done - but this book made you want to stand up and cheer for all that Sarah Breedlove Walker accomplished in her life. While intended for children - it wouldn't hurt any adult to read this.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Unda Anggita

    I can't imagine how huge Sarah's will to make some changes in her life during racial issues--let alone patriarchy pressure--in America. She had to endure her life without proper education, economic issues, and had to ended up with early marriage and being single parent in the young age. This book fits perfectly for teenager (or young adult) girls who want to look up for someone who lift herself up on the business field. This book serves you with beautiful illustrations and some tips on the last p I can't imagine how huge Sarah's will to make some changes in her life during racial issues--let alone patriarchy pressure--in America. She had to endure her life without proper education, economic issues, and had to ended up with early marriage and being single parent in the young age. This book fits perfectly for teenager (or young adult) girls who want to look up for someone who lift herself up on the business field. This book serves you with beautiful illustrations and some tips on the last part of the book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Heather Brown

    An elementary book that my daughter suggested I read and who can refuse the book recommendation of one of their favorite people. It was simple, read like most elementary biographies, where they make the heroine out to be in the right in every conflict, and keep short the amount of violence faced (lynching is a big word for elementary kids and they weren’t afraid to use it). Madam c j walker building an empire was quite a feat in her day and would still be today for anyone from a poor, black, une An elementary book that my daughter suggested I read and who can refuse the book recommendation of one of their favorite people. It was simple, read like most elementary biographies, where they make the heroine out to be in the right in every conflict, and keep short the amount of violence faced (lynching is a big word for elementary kids and they weren’t afraid to use it). Madam c j walker building an empire was quite a feat in her day and would still be today for anyone from a poor, black, uneducated background. Her story lifts up her resilience and her drive.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Molly Walker

    Great introduction to the life of Madam C.J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove), the first female self-made millionaire who is often overlooked by whitewashed historical narratives on noteworthy women. As always, Rebel Girls hits it out of the park with its gorgeous illustrations (all the heart eyes!) and accessible writing. I love that each book in this series includes extention activities that can be adapted for various ages. More Rebel Girls #OwnVoices books please!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kathy (Bermudaonion)

    Based on a true story, this timely book is about a determined African American woman who created a hair products business. A former washer woman with no business experience, she saw a need and had the drive to fill it. Even though this book is aimed at middle grade readers, I enjoyed it and learned a lot. I loved that there were activities at the end to encourage children to think. The audio was well done.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    Part of Rebel Girls series; author secondary. Writing fair. Fictionalized biography of one of first black women Millionaires. Makes clear that she built on successes of Annie Turnbo, with better marketing (journalist husband? (Info elsewhere). (Skips a husband somewhere). Faced discrimination from men, incl. Booker T. Washington. (Grooming frivolous? Or just women? He was supportive of other women, right?) Philanthropic. Local interest (Irvington)

  24. 4 out of 5

    Shannan Hicks

    I absotuely LOVED this book. I thought that it presented her story in a truthful way without glossing over the bad things, but in a way that is accessible for younger readers. I am glad to see the Rebel Girls brand expanding, as I am a fan of their adult mini-biographies. I look forward to purchasing this one for my library.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ruth

    An excellent read for a reader beginning to transition to chapter books. I read it one sitting (like a Big Girl!), which seems silly to say as an adult reading a children's book, but I literally could not put it down. I love Madam Walker's story! (The Netflix miniseries on her life is exceptional!) An excellent read for a reader beginning to transition to chapter books. I read it one sitting (like a Big Girl!), which seems silly to say as an adult reading a children's book, but I literally could not put it down. I love Madam Walker's story! (The Netflix miniseries on her life is exceptional!)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    This was an excellent book and I learned so much information about a woman I knew nothing about. This biography is a chapter book and it has such beautiful and colorful illustrations throughout that really added to the story. It is part of the Rebel Girls series and I definitely want to read more of them. I highly recommend this!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mortisha Cassavetes

    This is the second chapter book in the Rebel Girls Set and it was a story about the life of Sarah aka Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self made millionaire and was the first in her family that was not born into slavery. This is a short read so no spoilers. I do highly recommend it. I will be continuing on in the chapters. Thanks #Netgalley for the Chapter set early review copy.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Isa Rive

    Engaging story about a remarkable businesswoman. Gorgeous vibrant illustrations in restricted green/brown(orange)/white/black palette. From a poor background Madam CJ Walker worked her way up using her charisma and hard work. Enjoyable bio

  29. 4 out of 5

    Riani Halim

    Illustrated with delightful color pallet, enjoyable to read. I adore Madam C.J. Walker's values in building her business empire, but perhaps she might as well pay attention in other important aspects of her life such as her health. Illustrated with delightful color pallet, enjoyable to read. I adore Madam C.J. Walker's values in building her business empire, but perhaps she might as well pay attention in other important aspects of her life such as her health.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlin

    Excellent and beautifully illustrated introduction to Sarah Lovelace, also known as Madam CJ Walker a pioneer in so many ways. I read this as part of the Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls the Chapter Books as part of the Netgalley Arc. All opinions are my own.

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