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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Inspiring bio of wealthy Black female entrepreneur in 1800s.

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In this detailed, remarkable book filled with both inspiration and sadness, young readers will see the motivation behind Sarah's outstanding achievement. Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business deftly (and age-appropriately) covers the reality of life after slaves were freed, the fear that many felt every day, and the economic disparity of a segregated nation. Heavy topics, but the book is also packed with feel-good moments when persistence pays off. The knowledge that her life wasn't easy makes Sarah's success that much sweeter for readers to enjoy.

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