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Madam C. J. Walker and New Cosmetics
Madam C. J. Walker and New Cosmetics
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Madam C. J. Walker and New Cosmetics

Tells the story of Madam C. J. Walker, an African American businesswoman who invented a line of hair products and cosmetics that led her to become the first self-made female millionaire of any race. Written in graphic-novel format.

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Age Level8-14 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
GenreGraphic Nonfiction
SubjectGraphic Novels
Trim Size7 x 9
Page Count32



Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

"This title from the "Inventions and Discovery" series by Graphic Library brings us the story of Sarah Breedlove. Breedlove was a determined woman who went to great lengths to further herself in a time when most African-American women had few options open to them. Breedlove began selling hair products, and eventually formed her own company using her married name of Madam C.J. Walker. Her dedication and perseverance paid off, making Madam Walker the first self-made female millionaire of any race in the United States. As presented in this graphic format, the story of Walker and her company are still an inspirational story. This presentation manages to incorporate all the salient facts of Walker's story, while presenting her tale at a rapid pace. The illustrations are colorful, energetic, and help to move the story along nicely. Walker is quoted on a few pages, and those direct quotes are indicated by a yellow background. The quotes are referenced and identified as quotes from primary sources in an editor's note below the CIP. Also presented are a brief timeline, glossary, Internet sites through, a list of suggested readings, bibliography, and index. This is an excellent choice for reluctant readers or young readers interested in biography." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

March 1, 2008

Katherine Krohn

Katherine Krohn

Katherine Krohn is the author of many books for young readers, including biographies, fiction, and graphic science and history books. Her books on supernatural subjects include Haunted Houses (Capstone Press) and Fortune Telling (Kidhaven Press). Krohn was born in Germany and grew up in the Detroit area. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest, home of many reported bigfoot sightings.

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