Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker by Kathryn Lasky

How many children know the history or woman behind communally used straightening hair products?  Not many.

In my opinion this books offers the opportunity explore, science, history and business through this biography of a pioneering black woman who came up with the idea behind one of the process that is used in  black hair dressing (also used on some European type hair).

This biography tells the story of Sarah Breedlove Walker life from her start in a life of poverty to becoming richest African-American woman of her times and a major philanthropist. Including explanations of her research and experiments until she came up with a marketable product.

Some links you may wish to explore.

http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventors/a/MadameWalker.htm

http://www.madehow.com/inventorbios/63/Sarah-Breedlove-Walker.html

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/634630/Sarah-Breedlove-Walker

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I am a passionate reader of children's books (Primary aged) with a particular interest in picture books. I am always on the look out for children's books at are written by authors from other countries. I am also keen on technology and try to keep abreast of what is happening in a fast changing world. At present my day job is to support teachers and local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region (UK), which I really enjoy. Another aspect of my work is to present nationally developed work for the National Strategies. With economic cuts my job will terminate in Spring next year and I may be carrying out independent work based around high quality picture books. My other interest include my allotment, knitting and last but not least my family. My Twitter name is Orlama.
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One Response to Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker by Kathryn Lasky

  1. Pingback: “Talking Business With Madame C. J. Walker Manufacturing Co.” « ASWIFTT RADIO's Blog

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