Madam C. J. Walker: Builds a Business
From the wonderful world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the inspirational tale of Madam C.J. Walker - America’s first female self-made millionaire.
Rooted in fact, the life of Sarah Breedlove (aka Madam C. J. Walker), from childhood as an orphan to a penniless washerwoman to a business empress in the hair care industry, is beautifully relayed throughout the pages of this inspiring chapter book. Gently touching on issues regarding racism, slavery, women in business and achieving your dreams, Sarah's story is one of liberation, empowerment and self acceptance.
Rich in detail, with charming illustrations showcasing Sarah's life throughout, this captivating narrative will have both rebel girls and boys feeling impressed and inspired.
Feauturing a fascinating afterword on Madam C.J. Walker’s lasting legacy, as well as fun activities on entrepreneurship, I applaud Rebel Girls for creating these in-depth chapter book spin offs, which I have no doubt will inspire the next generation of pioneers, champions, warriors, leaders and creators.
Ada Lovelace: Cracks the Code
Another inspiring rebel girls tale, this time about the exciting adventures of Ada Lovelace: one of the world’s first computer programmers.
Buzzing with curiosity and creativity from a young age, Ada dreams of cogs and coding, maths and machines, and goes on to use her passion to unlock a future full of possibilities and wonder. When she one day encounters a mysterious machine, designed and constructed by the renowned inventor, Charles Babbage, Ada is swept up into the mechanical world and goes on to write one the first scientific articles about computer programming - one that will eventually inspire the digital age nearly two hundred years later.
A pioneer in the computer sciences, Ada defied the societal norms of her generation and became an invaluable testament to women's contributions to STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) throughout history.
Despite being a quick, satisfying read, Ada Lovelace: Cracks the Code is rich in detail and fact yet refreshingly fun. Children will relate to Ada's spirited childhood and find empowerment in her drive and passion.
With beautiful illustrations to break up the chapters and educational activities on coding and mathematical concepts, Ada Lovelace: Cracks the Code is another fantastic introduction into an unforgettable woman.
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