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Asim, Jabari.
Boston : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012
IL K-3, RL 4.6
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Booker always wanted to learn, and he dreamed of the day that he could get an education. He was born into slavery and was not allowed to go to school. Even after slavery ended he still had to work hard to survive, first in a salt furnace and then in the coal mines. He learned his ABCs at night by teaching himself from a spelling book his mother gave him. Booker heard about a school for Negroes called the Hampton Institute, and his dream grew stronger. He worked and saved every penny he could until he finally set off for school. Booker still had many rough times to get through, but he made it to school and he never quit learning. He became a famous teacher and educator who spent his life giving others the chance to learn.    (South Carolina Picture Book Award, 2015.  Prepared by: Martha Taylor, McLees Academy of Leadership,

SUBJECTS:     Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
                        African Americans -- Biography.
                        Picture books for children.

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