Sarah is a hard worker in 1870s Mississippi. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. She doesn't work because she likes it. She has to in order to survive.When she works, Sarah wraps up her hair. One day, it starts to fall out! It's itchy, crunchy, patchy, and won't grow. Instead of giving up on it, Sarah finds a product that works for her special type of hair. And then she invents something better than any shampoo or hair oil she's used before. Her hair grows and grows and grows, so she decides to sell it to anyone who will listen.But Sarah has a problem. At first, she can't get people to buy her products. So, she changes her name to "Madam C. J. Walker," a fancy high-society lady. As Madam C. J. Walker, she travels throughout American to build a business empire, become a self-made millionaire, and dominate the natural hair care industry.