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Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walkerby Kathryn Lasky
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A vision of dignity and freedom and a powerful role model for girls and women of all races
"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)
"Lasky's engaging account moves smoothly through events in Walker's life. . . . The illustrations . . . are attractive and rich in historical detail." — BOOKLIST (starred review)
This inspirational book tells the true story of the first freeborn child of Louisiana sharecroppers who rose from a world of poverty and discrimination to find success as a businesswoman and philanthropist.
About the Author
Kathryn Lasky says, "When I was a little girl growing up in Indianapolis, I loved having a lemonade stand. One of my very early memories is coming into the kitchen with a jar full of money and my mother exclaiming, 'Goodness, Kathryn, maybe you'll grow up to be the next Madam Walker!'" Kathryn Lasky lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Nneka Bennett studied animation and illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has illustrated many books for children and currently lives in East Orange, New Jersey.
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