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Madam C.J. Walker : self-made millionaire

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - West End Children's Biographies j HD9970.5.C672 W356 2001
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j HD9970.5.C672 W356 2001
 
 
Summary
Don't wait for opportunities to come...get up and make them. said Madam C. J. Walker. She rose from laundry woman to become America's first black woman millionaire. Born in poverty, Walker set her sights on a better life and made her fortune by developing hair care and beauty products specially formulated for African Americans. As her wealth and influence grew, she also channeled her energies into working for civil rights and social change. This real-life rags-to-riches story is presented in an engaging narrative by the McKissacks.
Additional Information
Series McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017. Great African Americans series.
Subjects Walker, C. J., -- Madam, -- 1867-1919 -- Juvenile literature.
Walker, C. J., -- Madam, -- 1867-1919.
African American women executives -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women millionaires -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Cosmetics industry -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Businesspeople.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Cosmetics industry -- History.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2001
Edition Rev. ed.
Contributors McKissack, Fredrick.
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 076601682X
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