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

Author(s): Jeannine Atkins

Poetry & Plays

Extraordinary women raise extraordinary women.

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 a2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


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Jeannine Atkins is the author of several books for young readers including Anne Hutchinson's Way. She teaches children's literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and lives in Whatley, Massachusetts. Visit her online at

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  • : 9781250183408
  • : Square Fish
  • : Square Fish
  • : February 2018
  • : .61 Inches X 5.4 Inches X 8.27 Inches
  • : July 2017
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  • : Jeannine Atkins
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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