Fifty Cents and Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
Jabari Asim (A) and Bryan Collier
List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Biography / Educator / Self Reliance -2012)
of making friends with words,
setting free the secrets
that lived in books.
Description: 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. (48 pgs) Ages 5-8
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Lexile Measure: 650
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds