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Different like Coco

Different like Coco

by Elizabeth Matthews Illustrated by Elizabeth Matthews

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was always different. And she vowed to prove that being different was an advantage! Poor, skinny, and orphaned, Coco stubbornly believed that she was as good as the wealthier girls of Paris. Tapping into her creativity and her sewing skills, she began making clothes that suited her (and her pocketbook) — and soon a new generation of independent working women craved her sleek, comfortable, and practical designs.

Now an icon of fashion and culture, Coco Chanel continues to inspire young readers, showing just how far a person can come with spunk, determination, and flair. The rags-to-riches story of Coco Chanel plays out in a wonderful picture-book biography as full of style and spirit as its heroine.

"The selected highlights from Chanel’s life present her against a backdrop of social change, celebrating all the while the influential designer's daring and independence." — Horn Book

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
8.4
Lexile Measure
990L
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Genre
Biography, Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Elizabeth Matthews
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