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Fifty Cents and a Dream

This book is about Booker T. Washington
"Fifty Cents and a Dream" by acclaimed author Jabari Asim and celebrated artist Bryan Collier is an evocative portrayal of Booker T. Washington's tenacious pursuit of education against all odds. Published on January 1, 2012, this inspiring biography captures the essence of one of America’s most remarkable social justice leaders through the lens of his early struggles and aspirations. As Washington navigates a world rife with racial injustice, his unyielding desire to learn and improve not only his own condition but also that of African Americans during the post-Civil War era is vividly brought to life. This 48-page paperback is an excellent resource for elementary school students, particularly those in grades 3 to 5, who are exploring themes of education equity and racial justice. It encourages young readers to think critically about perseverance, the importance of education, and how one individual's dream can ignite change in a society. This narrative not only educates but also inspires, urging readers to ponder how they too can contribute to making a difference in their communities.
Published by scholastic on January 1, 2012
545803071 pages
ISBN: 9780316086578
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Education Equity and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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