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Author: Rebel Girls Narrator: Adenrele Ojo Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Rebel Girls Chapter Books Release Date: November 2019 ISBN: 9780593209394
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From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America's first self-made millionaire In Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business, Sarah Breedlove (AKA Madam C.J. Walker) reinvents and rebrands herself as a forceful entrepreneur whose products still dominate the black hair care industry today. Born on the same plantation where her parents were once enslaved--Sarah is the first child in her family born free. When Sarah is just a girl, she learns the value of hard work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. By fourteen, Sarah is a wife and by eighteen she is a mother. From the stress of backbreaking labor and having to grow up so quickly, Sarah's hair begins to fall out! Instead of falling into despair, Sarah learns how to take care of her hair and invents her own recipe to encourage her hair to grow. Download and start listening now!

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  • “An inspiring story for any young girl waiting to make her mark on society.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This lightly fictionalized account gives readers an opportunity to connect with Breedlove as a storied individual whose entrepreneurial prowess and support of black women continues to impact people today..”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Rebel Girls is an award-winning media company founded in 2012. Through a combination of thought-provoking content, stellar design, and business innovation, Rebel Girls is redefining the boundaries of indie publishing to inspire a global community of progressive families spanning seventy countries. Rebel Girls is home to a diverse and passionate group of rebels who work together in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Merida (Mexico), London, and Milan.

About the Narrator

Adenrele Ojo is an actress, dancer, and audiobook narrator, winner of over a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. She made her on-screen debut in My Little Girl, starring Jennifer Lopez, and has since starred in several other films. She has also performed extensively with the Philadelphia Dance Company. As the daughter of John E. Allen, Jr., founder and artistic director of Freedom Theatre, the oldest African American theater in Pennsylvania, is no stranger to the stage. In 2010 she performed in the Fountain Theatre’s production of The Ballad of Emmett Till, which won the 2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Ensemble. Other plays include August Wilson’s Jitney and Freedom Theatre’s own Black Nativity, where she played Mary.