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Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington By Jabari Asim Bryan Collier,

  • Title: Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
  • Author: Jabari Asim Bryan Collier
  • ISBN: 9780316086578
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 cBooker 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.
    Fifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T Washington 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 B

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    1. I like my Kindle a lot However, when a GORGEOUS book like this comes along with raised lettering in the title, deep, rich colors, script running through the stern portrait of Booker T Washington, I KNOW books can never be replaced This biography for children can t be missed Collier s illustrations are captivating he illustrated two other favorites of mine, Dave the Potter and Rosa , and Asim s inspiring biography teaches children that with determination and drive, anything can be accomplished Ex [...]

    2. The photograph of Booker T Washington shown at the end of the book must have been shared early on with the illustrator for this book and he let it control him All but one face in the entire book is solemn, unsmiling, and sad for Booker and others It s as if there is supposed to be a solemn funereal pall over each phase of his life There were other elements such as the drawing of several page edges on each side, and the undercurrent of the alphabet and small amounts of money floating below and ab [...]

    3. I read this aloud to my grandson It s a very good, well illustrated, abbreviated biography of Booker T Washington We both enjoyed it.

    4. Bravo This book is amazing This book followed the life of Booker T Washington before founding the Tuskegee Institute This story is one that begins with Booker T Washington as a slave he is watching his master s daughter as she attends college He is not allowed to learn how to read because of the color of his skin When I think of dream it has always been with Martin Luther King and his dream The speech I have a dream, the marches and peaceful protests However this book displays a dream for educat [...]

    5. Fifty Cents and A Dream, written by Jabari Asim, is a book about Young Booker T Washington who follows his dream to learn This book is an inspiring story of Booker T Washington s journey to education As a young child, Booker was not allowed to read, for he was a slave, and it inspired me to see Booker follow his dream to learn despite the consequences he could have faced After given a spelling book by his mother, Booker learned the letters of the alphabet and eventually learned how to read Each [...]

    6. 1 Text to self In the story, Fifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T Washington, Booker is very determined to get an education as a child slave He walks his master s daughter to school and just wishes he could read the books she has Growing up, Booker works very hard to reach his goal of going to school He is a determined individual who never gives up and always finds ways to help himself out Looking at my own life, I would consider myself a very hard worker If there is something I want, I work e [...]

    7. This picture book biography covers mainly Washington s youth, from his days as a slave being unable by law to be able to read, through his family s life in West Virginia where he worked in the coal mines, to the fulfillment of his dream of getting a college education at the Hampton Institute I love how this book points out how much Washington wanted to learn, and the extreme lengths he went to in order to make his education possible walking 500 miles to get to the school, working as a janitor to [...]

    8. While implementing this story into my future classroom, I will challenge each of my students to make connections between history and economic concepts The famous Booker T Washington had a dream His dream was for him to get an education that would allow him to become financially secure Through this story that Asim tells, my future students will be able to learn the concepts of capital as well as human resources.

    9. In one word Caldecott And, let s go ahead and give him the award this time, and not just an Honor.This story of a young Book T Washington is a must have for all school and library collections See for yourself Story 5 stars 5Illustrations 7 stars 5

    10. Fantastic I regret I ve lived 40 years and have known so little about this guy Born before slavery, then navigated post slavery world Great historical info at the end of the book makes it perfect for a middle school reader.

    11. An exceptionally well written and stunningly illustrated introduction to Booker T Washington This should be a strong contender for the Caldecott Medal.

    12. Multicultural Picture Book 2 Fifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T Washington by Jabari AsimTarget Audience Primary elementary Genre The genre of this book is historical nonfiction because the author writes a fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past This book is about Booker T Washington who was a real person in history, born a few years before the Civil War began Text to Self I connected this book to myself because Washington and I share a love for reading and l [...]

    13. Fifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T Washington is a very inspirational text that will leave a lasting impact on the reader Booker T Washington was a leader in the African American community He was born into slavery and became an advocate for the people and a voice for former slaves This biography of Booker T Washington teaches you that you can accomplish anything with the motivation, determination, and drive In this biography, Booker T Washington is unable to read and because he wants to lear [...]

    14. Booker T Washington is a young boy who was born into slavery His first few years as a slave were spent walking his master s daughter to school He would sit outside the classroom and school building and watch the children learn how to read the words written inside books He dreamed that one day he too would go to school and be able to read and write Once young Booker was emancipated, he chased after his dream almost literally He journeyed 500 miles mostly on foot to Hampton Institute where he foun [...]

    15. Fifty Cents and a Dream, written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by Bryan Collier, is nominated for the 14 15 South Carolina Picture Book Award.Fifty Cents and a Dream is an inspiring story about a young Booker T Washington It introduces young readers to this important figure, his early life as a slave, a worker in salt mines, his first days in school, and, eventually, a young man who journeys hundreds of miles just for the chance to go to college He finally arrives with only fifty cents in his p [...]

    16. Fifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T Washington is an insightful read Jabari Asim retold Washington s story in a way that educates and generates questions and considerations, such as why Washington s family barely had any money, and why he could not go to school The plot is engaging, and the illustrations help to create a better mental picture for students who are also soaking up the words I refreshed my own memory of Booker T Washington while reading this book, and I am sure it would help int [...]

    17. Fifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T WashingtonText to Text The Civil War and slavery is briefly talked about throughout elementary school So for text to text, I could easy connect this book to another book about the Civil War, for example, Civil War by John E Stanchak This way the students would get background information about the Civil War, as well as get to see one perspective of a young slave boy.Text to Self I think this book has excellent messages throughout it One reoccurring theme is [...]

    18. A solid picture book biography of Booker T Washington that focus on his childhood and his pursuit of education Text has a nice rhythm to it it s not verse, but there is some repetition that will help make this a good read aloud approachable text for younger to middle elementary Collier s artwork is, as usual, stunning I love his use of Washington s handwriting in the background of his face on the cover I m assuming it s Washington s writing as well as his use of photographs in the background of [...]

    19. The language in this biography is poetic in nature The strange marks marched and danced across the page, making him smile and laugh with joy Trudging beneath the bleak skies and bitter cold, he could have given up Then he imagined the library at Hampton, magic and mystery lining its shelves From deep inside, he heard a voice urging him to press on He listened, and dreamed The beautiful language and emotion filled collages pair to offer a glimpse into Washington s determination, hard work and per [...]

    20. The story of Booker T Washington is told in a manner which inspires the reader and leaves them turning each page, wanting to know It starts out with his life as a young slave who cannot read He is fascinated by books and the beauty of the written word It continues his story to the time he becomes free and moves to West Virginia to work in the mines His mother brought him a spelling book and he began to teach himself how to read The story continues to tell Booker s story and his dream of reading [...]

    21. I was extremely impressed with this non fiction picture book, the 2013 winner of the Carter G Woodson Book Award This book takes the reader on a journey from his time as a slave, to freedom, to learning to read, to getting an education, and eventually to teaching and leading others.After attending school and working for a few years, Washington found out about a college for negroes, the Hampton Institute in Virginia With only fifty cents in his pocket, Washington undertook a 500 mile journey to b [...]

    22. Asim s approach to history was interesting, finding a slice of a famous character that fascinated him to the point of inquiry, but for which there was no additional evidence in Washington s direct records This is the kind of point in research where historical fiction is all that is left to do As such, Asim chose a very safe narrative, but one that is in keeping with the agenda to revive the reputation of Booker T Washington as a vital figure Collier s mixed media collage, along with his painting [...]

    23. Dreams can be like bubbles of light, drifting, floating, soaring In this book, Washington s dreams float around the pages as circles of light These collage and watercolor illustrations are detailed, and reward the careful eye with bits of history, like the map pattern on his shirt The endpapers are especially appealing, showing actual pages from Webster s The American Spelling Book Even without the text, one can follow his early life as he carries books for the white girl, watches the school fro [...]

    24. This book was very inspirational and would be a great resource for teaching your students to never give up when following their dreams Booker T Washington wanted to learn how to read and wanted to attend a boarding school called Hampton He walked almost 550 miles to reach the boarding school and picked up day jobs along the way to pay for him to eat When he arrived he only had 50 cents and tuition was seventy dollars a year, but he worked as a janitor to pay tuition This book depicts the life of [...]

    25. A beautiful book about one of the most important African American leaders at the turn of the 20th century Booker T Washington, born a slave, worked hard to help his family while attending school Once he was accepted to the Hampton Institute in Hampton Virginia, he walked nearly 500 miles to attend school He made it to Richmond, Virginia before his money gave out and he was forced to take odd jobs to earn money for the journey s completion.While the story itself is beautiful and compelling, Bryan [...]

    26. Fifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T Washington was a very inspiring book to read I feel kids would get a great lesson out of this book because it talks about slavery and what African Americans weren t able to do which could also lead a teachers class into discussion about what slavery was, how it ended and This is book is great as well because it shows kids how one man followed his dreams by hoping to one day read and he loved reading so much he wanted to go to school and made his way there [...]

    27. This book did what any well written story on an important historical figure does impassioned me to learn After sharing this perfect biographical picture book on Booker T Washington s youth and terrifying solitary journey toward enlightenment, I immediately logged onto our public library website and ordered What a fascinating individual Booker T Washington was born in the final years of slavery and stopped at nothing to better himself and learn the secrets that lived in books Both the narrative [...]

    28. Born a slave in Virginia, Booker T Washington always wanted to learn to read and go to school just like his master s daughter, but it was dangerous for him to know how to read It was against the law Later his family along with himself were granted their freedom, but life continued to be hard and they moved to West Virginia to find work Even though he had to work every day in a coal mine, he went to school and studied His hard work paid off and he was accepted into Hampton Institute With only 50 [...]

    29. A quick overarching look at the life of Booker T Washington, told through collages and watercolors Though it covers most of his life, the period it focuses on is his journey into learning, including the long actual journey he had to make to go to college I wasn t completely sold on the art style, it worked, just wasn t my favorite, but it didn t really retract from this amazing guy s story, so no harm in the end Definitely written as a read aloud book for a young audience, as some of the words a [...]

    30. This is a story about Booker T Washington, who is an important part in the lives of African Americans and all Americans As a slave, he would be whipped of he was caught reading, which he loved to do After he was free from slavery, he still had to work hard His mother surprised him one day with a spelling book Everyday, Booker raced to finish his work and then headed off to a school for African Americans Booker dreamed of attending Hampton Institute and walked 500 miles to reach it He was stuck 8 [...]

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