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- DescriptionBooker 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.
- Author BiographyJabari 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, <i>The Crisis</i>. 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.
- Author(s)Jabari Asim
- PublisherLittle, Brown & Company
- Date of Publication04/12/2012
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLittle, Brown & Company
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight544 g
- Width254 mm
- Height274 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsPicture book,Sewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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