Fifty Cents And A Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
by Jabari Asim
- A Top 10 Book in the “Children’s Books from the 21st Century” Category
- Carter G. Woodson Award Winning Book 2013
- An NAACP Image Award Honored Book
Publication Date: Dec 04, 2012
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre
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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.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American