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Booklist: Madam C. J. Walker, Entrepreneur

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business
by Rebel Girls and Selina Perera (6-9).
A chapter book biography from the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, this is a fictionalized account of Sarah’s backstory and business venture. Fiction.

Madam C.J. Walker: Inventor and Business Woman
by Lisa M. Bolt Simons (6-9).
One of a series on STEM scientists and inventors, this biography includes her work as a civil rights activist. Nonfiction.

Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
by Kathryn Lasky and Nneka Bennett (7-10).
An illustrated biography that traces Madam C.J. Walker’s rise from poverty to extraordinary financial accomplishment. Nonfiction.

Madam C.J. Walker and New Cosmetics
by Katherine Krohn et al. (8+).
A graphic novel version of Madam C.J. Walker’s rise to millionaire status.Nonfiction.

Madam C.J. Walker: Entrepreneur (The Black American Journey)
by Lori Hobkirk (9+).
This biography about Madam Walker’s business accomplishments includes sidebars, captions, and critical-thinking questions. Nonfiction.