fp March 2010
Borrowed Names: poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie, and their daughters
from Macmillan Publishers...
As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder travelled 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 colour. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Inspired by her mother, Irčne too became a scientist and Nobel prize winner.
Borrowed Names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.
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