Madam C.J. Walker and Her Beauty Empire
Before Madam C.J. Walker launched a line of beauty and hair products for black women, she was Sarah Breedlove, a washerwoman in rural Louisiana. This title presents Walker’s fascinating biography, tracing her life from a childhood in poverty to becoming America’s first female self-made millionaire. Through accessible text and historical photographs, readers will learn about Walker’s entrepreneurial mind and the spirit that allowed her to found a company and launch a successful beauty empire in the unlikeliest of times. This text, through its use of social studies concepts, primary sources, and a comprehensive timeline, is designed to engage readers while supporting classroom learning.