Review: Details In All About Madam C.J. Walker Come Directly From Her Family

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Do you know who was America’s first self-made female millionaire? I didn’t know until I read a few books about Madam C.J. Walker. I learned that Madam created and sold hair products for black women that helped their hair grow and become moisturized because they had no products like it.

One of the best books about her is called All About Madam C.J. Walker. It is written by by A’Lelia Bundles, the entrepreneur’s great-great-granddaughter.  You can learn a lot from the first few pages of the book, such as Madam was the first person in her family to be born free in 1867. And she was born right before Christmas!

The story had a lot of interesting facts in it. For example, Madam C.J. Walker was actually named Sarah Breedlove. Read the book to find out why she changed her name. The book by A’Lelia Bundles had a few more facts than the other books I read, probably because she is the descendant of this awesome person. For example, one book said that her parents died of unknown causes, but this one mentioned cholera as the reason.  I also loved the cover photo on this book! (If you look closely at the hair, there are some of Madam’s hair products in it.) 

Madam C.J. Walker is really cool and inspirational because she spoke out against racism. She also broke barriers to show black people and women that no matter what race or gender, they could still do anything they wanted. That’s why I decided to write my historical person research paper about her and become her for our school’s “Wax Museum” recently. She was someone I wanted to emulate who was not as well known as other activists.

I recommend this book to those who seem interested in Madam C.J. Walker or those who are around the ages of eight or nine. If you like the “Who Was” series, you’ll love this book. A’Lelia Bundles has also written other books about her ancestor. (Look for my interview with her on Thursday!)

This book gets 4 out of 4 rose

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