Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business
From the world of Good Night, Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker, Americarsquo's first female self-made millionaire. Sarah is the first person in her family who wasnrsquo;t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesnrsquo;t mean that Sarah doesnrsquo;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, Sarahrsquo's hair starts to fall out! Itrsquo's itchy, crunchy, patchy, and wonrsquo;t grow. Instead of giving up, Sarah searches for the right products. And then she invents something better than any shampoo or hair oil shersquo;s used before. Her hair grows and grows! Thatrsquo's when she decides to rebrand herself as ldquo; Madam C. J. Walker,rdquo; and begins her business empire.