Vision of Beauty - Kathryn Lasky (School And Library)

The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker

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Product Details

Barcode
9780763664282
Department
Books
Released
11 Sep 2012
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Kathryn Lasky
Nneka Bennett (Illustrator)
Subtitle
The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
Binding
School And Library
Publisher
Candlewick Pr
Edition
Reissue
Series
Candlewick Biographies
Language
English
Number of Pages
45
Dimensions
235 x 165 x 13mm (318g)

Annotation

  • Having been born to former slaves, Sarah faced great social and financial difficulties in life, yet determined not to allow obstacles to deter her from her goals, Sarah went on to become a successful businesswoman as owner and operator of her own manufacturing company. Simultaneous.
  • Presents the life of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women, and became a great financial success.

Summary

"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 (starred review)

An inspiring biography of a woman who rose from a bleak world of poverty and discrimination to unprecedented success as an influential businesswoman and philanthropist. Born December 23, 1867, Sarah Breedlove Walker was the youngest and first freeborn child in her family. As sharecroppers, their lives were hard, but slavery had ended, and the Breedlove family was free. And if you were free, you could dream.
Back matter includes an epilogue, an illustrator’s note, sources, and an index.

Juvenile Non-Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 19th Century
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
Library Subject 1
African American women executives; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Library Subject 2
Cosmetics industry; United States; History; Juvenile literature.
Library Subject 3
Businesspeople.
Academic Subject 1
Children's Biography / Historical
Academic Subject 2
Children's History / U. S. / 19Th Century
Dewey Classification
338.7/66855092