Borrowed Names: Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters (Google eBook)
As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series.
Sara Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her own daughter, A’Lelia. Together they built a million-dollar beauty empire for women of color. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Inspired by her mother, Irène too became a scientist and Nobel prize winner.
Borrowed Names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.Borrowed Names is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
I am wrestling with how to review this book. I think there is valuable information here, albeit presented in an inexplicably popular, but to my eye unnecessary, format. I think that I can't get past ... Read full review
Review: Borrowed Names: Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam CJ Walker, Marie Curie, and Their DaughtersUser Review - Maxwell Heath - Goodreads
I honestly didn't like this much, though I think that's entirely personal taste on my part. It seems to be written well. There aren't any glaring faults or anything. I mainly didn't feel like this ... Read full review