Borrowed Names

Borrowed Names

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

Book - 2010
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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.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805089349
Branch Call Number: Y 811.6 A873b 2010
Characteristics: 209 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Oct 23, 2012

If you love biographies and know about these famous women then you will enjoy the verses. If you don't know much, then you might be happier with a detailed biography.


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Oct 23, 2012

Fascinating poems tell the life stories of three pairs of moms & daughters: Laura Ingalls Wilder & Rose Wilder Lane, Madame CJ Walker and her daughter, and Marie Curie and her oldest daughter. Very interesting lives that separate and then return.


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