Fifty Cents And A Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

Picture Books | December 4, 2012

byJabari AsimContribution byBryan Collier

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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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Booker dreamedof making friends with words,setting free the secretsthat 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....

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....

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 11 × 10.12 × 0.5 inPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316086576

ISBN - 13:9780316086578

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"Remarkable...[a] triumph in picture book design...told with poetic and soulful candor."-New York Times Book Review