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Fifty cents and a dream : young Booker T. Washington / by Jabari Asim ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.

Asim, Jabari, 1962- (Author). Collier, Bryan. (Added Author).

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  • 50 out of 52 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Conyers-Rockdale Library System. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9780316086578
  • ISBN: 0316086576
  • Physical Description: 39 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (page 39).
Summary, etc.:
"Born into slavery, 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 former slave who once waited outside the schoolhouse would one day become a legendary educator of freedmen."--Publisher's description.
Target Audience:
Grade 2-4.
Subject: Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 > Childhood and youth > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Educators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 > Childhood and youth.
African Americans > Biography.
Educators > United States > Biography.

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