Vision of Beauty

Vision of Beauty

The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker

Book - 2000
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A biography of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women, and became a great financial success.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2000
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780763602536
Branch Call Number: J/338/.76/6855/092/Walke/-L 359401 1
J/338/.76/6855/092/Walke/-L 359403 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Bennett, Nneka


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Jun 12, 2018

Just like Billie Holiday created a whole new life for herself after changing her name, Madam Walker had just as much imagination and enterprise to do it to. Maya Angelou once said black women in America are often given many roles to play in society, but in fact the emotions they feel are those of a normal human. Performing gender and identity can be something sometimes backbreaking and heartbreaking, but the hope and desire of African American women can also spur them into fulfilling and self-loving enterprises. As someone that went to costmetology school, learning how to care for other people’s outer is also learning to understanding their needs. This is not a romanticized book about black peoples in America. This woman’s life beautifully painted is fully expressed in the cover but the text inside underlines what it took for Madam Walker to get that smile.

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