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

Written by Jabari Asim
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5 - 8
Reading age
1
Page count
650L
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Dec 4, 2012
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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. 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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780316086578
    Publication Date
    December 4, 2012
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    1
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2012007265
    Lexile® Level
    650L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~4.2

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