“Synopsis: From Rags to Riches:People Who Started Businesses from Scratch is a collection of eight stories that tell how some very large and famous American companies began. From the story of Steve Jobs and Apple to the story of Milton Hershey and the town that chocolate built, Hershey PA, the book informs young students about the particularly American belief that an idea, hard work, and a belief in yourself can lead to incredible success.
Themes/Curriculum Connections: American businesses, financial success, Horatio Alger
Age/Grade Recommendation: Elementary to middle school. ”