New children's book shares Rochester woman's inspirational story

A new children's book tells the story of a woman who became a successful businesswoman in Rochester and created a business model that's been duplicated for years across the U.S.

Martha the Hairpreneur tells the story of Martha Matilda Haper, who moved to Rochester at a young age in 1862 and went on the create the Harper Method beauty school and franchise system.

The book is a fictionalized version of her story. Author Sally Valentine joined us on Good Day Rochester to explain more about the story.

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