“Visions of Beauty” by Lasky – The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker

Interest Level: Grade 4 – Grade 7             

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.3

Lexile® measure: 870L

DRA: 38

Guided Reading: P

Genre/Theme: Biography, General Nonfiction, African American History, Women’s History

“Visions of Beauty” is a true story of Sarah Breedlove Walker, a famous African American business woman, civil rights supporter/activist, and philanthropist, who defied the odds, and in spite of growing up poor and orphaned, became first African American woman millionaire and extremely successful entrepreneur. Sarah’s life was hard but she overcame it all, with her positive attitude, determination, and hard work. This book is an inspiration to all girls and women of all races and ages.

For the “Visions of Beauty” lesson plan grades 4-7 go to:



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