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


Baker & Taylor
A collection of poems tells the stories of three daughters and their relationships with their remarkable mothers, whose work in literature, business, and science changed the world.

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Baker & Taylor
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. Sarah 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, Irene too became ascientist and Nobel prize winner. Borrowed names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.

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Baker & Taylor
Vivid, compelling poems tell the stories of three daughters and their remarkable mothers whose work in literature, business and science changed the world.

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McMillan Palgrave

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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