Borrowed Names: Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Mar 16, 2010 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 224 pages
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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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Prose poems bring to life three mother/daughter pairs and the work they did together. Three famous women were born in 1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam CJ Walker, and Marie Curie. This book is ... Read full review


Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane
Madam CJ Walker and ALelia Walker
Marie Curie and Irène JoliotCurie

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Jeannine Atkins is the author of several books for young readers including Anne Hutchinson's Way. She teaches children's literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and lives in Whatley, Massachusetts.

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