Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fifty Cents and a Dream

TITLE: Fifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T. Washington
AUTHOR:  Jabari Asim
ILLUSTRATOR:  Bryan Collier
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

Booker T. Washington had a desire and dream to learn to read and write.  This book shows the determination he had to make his dream come true as he traveled 500 miles to Hampton Institute.  It was his dream but he also thought of  others along the way who had the same dream.

The illustrations are done with watercolor and collage.  Also, the endpages have been copied from sample pages of a book Booker received from his mother called The American Spelling Book by Noah Webster. 

This inspirational story would be appropriate for elementary aged children.

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