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Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
By Bryan Collier (illustrator) and Jabari Asim
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Publication date December 4, 2012
Pages 48
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316086578
ISBN-10 0316086576
Dimensions 0.50 by 10 by 11 in.
Weight 1.22 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 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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9780316086578 | details & prices | 48 pages | 10.00 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.22 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Booker dreamedof making friends with words,setting free the secretsthat lived in books.

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