Monday, July 26, 2010

Borrowed Names by Jeannine Atkins

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

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 a scientist and Nobel prize winner. Borrowed Names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.

Henry Holt; 209 pages

1 comment:

Jewell said...

A richly layered work - well worth reading. Newbery worthy? - I don't know but I didn't miss this one.