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Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington (edition 2012)

by Jabari Asim, Bryan Collier

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Title:Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
Authors:Jabari Asim
Other authors:Bryan Collier
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2012), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:picture book biography, great story of childhood

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Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim

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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. ( )
  jsylve | Oct 8, 2014 |
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 author’s note, illustrator’s note, and additional facts list of Washington’s journey that add more information of the life of Booker T. Washington. ( )
  AleciaDesselle | Mar 17, 2014 |
This book would be interesting to read. It is an event that revolves around Booker T. Washington. I think this is book that could be used as an example of a success story to motivate students to be all they can be. ( )
  RaquelValentin | Dec 16, 2013 |
A great story about over coming obstacles to become an educated reader. Great to help your struggling readers see that they can read too and do something with their lives. ( )
  Lukesilvera | Apr 26, 2013 |
An exceptionally well-written and stunningly illustrated introduction to Booker T. Washington. This should be a strong contender for the Caldecott Medal. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316086576, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:17:54 -0400)

"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."--Amazon.com.… (more)

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