Fifty Cents and a Dream
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Fifty Cents and a Dream : Young Booker T. Washington

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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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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 254 x 274 x 13mm | 544g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0316086576
  • 9780316086578
  • 500,000

Review quote

"Everything about the bookmaking here-from the carefully chosen typography to the look of parchment paper to the endpapers taken from Webster's American Spelling Book-reverberates with the importance of books and learning."--The Horn Book
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About Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim is an associate professor of writing at Emerson College and a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. He has written for the Washington Post and is the editor of the NCAAP magazine, The Crisis. He lives in Boston, with his wife and five children. Bryan Collier began painting at the age of fifteen and earned a B.F.A. with honors from the Pratt Institute in New York. He has illustrated over 20 picture books and has won numerous awards, including three Caldecott Honors. He lives with his wife and children in Marlboro, New York.
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688 ratings
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4 35% (242)
3 12% (81)
2 2% (16)
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