Andrea's Reviews > Borrowed Names: Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters

Borrowed Names by Jeannine Atkins
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Aug 21, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: children-s-books, young-adult
Read in August, 2011

A beautiful biographical book about the lives of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, and Marie Curie. Told in verse, this book masterfully introduces the reader to the lives of these famous women. In a style reminiscent of Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust, Atkins describes the events that led each woman to fame. Although these women appear to have little in common, they were all born in 1867 and either influenced their own daughters' success or were influenced by their daughters' success. This book will appeal to sophisticated middle school readers who enjoy poetry or have an interest in any or all of these famous women.

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