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Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

by Jabari Asim
Illustrated by Bryan Collier

Published by Little, Brown, 2012
40 pages
ISBN: 978𢠥16-086578

Ages 59

Booker T. Washington抯 hunger and determination to learn are the focus of this picture book account that follows him from his youngest days as a slave, carrying schoolbooks for his master抯 daughter and overhearing her lessons, to his journey hundreds of miles, mostly on foot, to Georgia抯 Hampton Institute, where he was determined to continue the education he抎 pieced together growing up. Along the way梩hrough childhood, and upon his arrival at Hampton桞ooker抯 dream is supported by family members and neighbors, and his own hard work, whether he was studying, or working to earn the money he needed to get to and stay in school. Additional facts about Booker and his journey are part of the end matter that also includes an insightful author抯 note with more information about Booker T. Washington and decisions Jabari Asim made in writing this story.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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