Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Dec 4, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Booker dreamed
of making friends with words,
setting free the secrets
that lived in books.

Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, Booker began a five-hundred-mile journey, mostly on foot, to Hampton Institute, taking his first of many steps towards a college degree. When he arrived, he had just fifty cents in his pocket and a dream about to come true. The young slave who once waited outside of the schoolhouse would one day become a legendary educator of freedmen.

Award-winning artist Bryan Collier captures the hardship and the spirit of one of the most inspiring figures in American history, bringing to life Booker T. Washington's journey to learn, to read, and to realize a dream.
 

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User Review  - jsylve - LibraryThing

Booker T Washinton has been wanting to learn to read since he was a young boy. When he got the opportunity to do so he worked hard and made it with the little money he had. This books gives a time line of his journey and has beautiful illustration. Read full review

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User Review  - AleciaDesselle - LibraryThing

The story of Booker T. Washington’s dream of learning to read is told with beautiful illustrations of water color and collage paper. This book was very inspiring. Fifty Cents and a Dream includes an ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15

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About the author (2012)

Jabari Asim is an associate professor of writing at Emerson College and a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. He has written for the Washington Post and is the editor of the NCAAP magazine, The Crisis. He lives in Boston, with his wife and five children.

Bryan Collier began painting at the age of fifteen and earned a B.F.A. with honors from the Pratt Institute in New York. He has illustrated over 20 picture books and has won numerous awards, including three Caldecott Honors. He lives with his wife and children in Marlboro, New York.

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