Madam C.J. Walker Builds A Business


A creative reimagining of the life of Madam C. J. Walker on her journey from budding entrepreneur to overseeing a business empire

Follow Sarah Breedlove’s journey from the first child in her family born free to a woman with a thriving hair care business, poised to become America’s first self-made millionaire.

Complete with full-color illustrations and activities, Madam C. J. Walker Builds a Business will inspire young readers to try their own hand at entrepreneurship.

Reading age: ‎ 6 – 9 years
Lexile measure: ‎ 820L
Grade level: ‎ 1 – 4
Pages: 128

Note: This is a remaindered book. It may have a small mark on the edges of the binding. It is otherwise new.

40 in stock

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From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire.

Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. And when she works, she wraps up her hair.

One day, Sarah’s hair starts to fall out! It’s itchy, crunchy, patchy, and won’t grow. Instead of giving up, Sarah searches for the right products. And then she invents something better than any shampoo or hair oil she’s used before. Her hair grows and grows! That’s when she decides to rebrand herself as “Madam C. J. Walker,” and begins her business empire.

Madam C. J. Walker Builds a Business is the story of a leader in the hair care industry, but it’s also an inspiring tale about the importance of empowering women to become economically independent.

This historical fiction chapter book includes additional text on Madam C. J. Walker’s lasting legacy, as well as educational activities designed to encourage entrepreneurship.

About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series
Meet extraordinary real-life heroines in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls chapter book series! Introducing stories based on the lives of extraordinary women in global history, each stunningly designed chapter book features beautiful illustrations from a female artist as well as bonus activities in the backmatter to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived. The perfect gift to inspire any young reader!



Additional information

Weight 0.61875 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 0.6 × 7.5 in



Salini Perera


Rebel Girls


Denene Milner


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