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Fifty Cents and a Dream

Young Booker T. Washington

By Jabari Asim, 1962-

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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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9780316086578


Format: Book
Author: Asim, Jabari, 1962-
Summary: A biography of the former slave and inspiring educator describes the hardships he overcame in youth, the circumstances that challenged his efforts to learn how to read, and his triumphant pursuit of a college education.
Title: Fifty cents and a dream : young Booker T. Washington / by Jabari Asim ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
Subject: Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature. Educators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780316086578 0316086576
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 10
System Items Total: 21
Call Number: CB Washington
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Bib Id: 505520

Format: Book
Author: Asim, Jabari, 1962-
Summary: A biography of the former slave and inspiring educator describes the hardships he overcame in youth, the circumstances that challenged his efforts to learn how to read, and his triumphant pursuit of a college education.
Title: Fifty cents and a dream : young Booker T. Washington / by Jabari Asim ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
Description: 48 p : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Educators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Collier, Bryan, ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2012007265
ISBN: 9780316086578
ISBN: 0316086576
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 21
Call Number: CB Washington