Booker T. Washington / by Thomas Amper ; illustrations by Jeni Reeves.
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- ISBN: 1575050943 (alk. paper)
- Physical Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, c1998.
Tells the story of Booker T. Washington's childhood following the end of slavery, his struggle to get an education, and his journey at age sixteen to the Hampton Institute.
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|Subject:||Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 > Childhood and youth.
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- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 1998 November
Gr 1-3-A brief, easy-to-read biography that covers the educator's life from ages 7 to 16. As a slave, Washington was deprived of schooling. After emancipation his family's poverty forced him to work in salt and coal mines. He did, however, learn the alphabet on his own from a book and then received some instruction from a teacher at night. At 12, he heard of a school for African Americans where students could work in exchange for an education. After four years of working and saving, and with the help of many former slaves who donated to his cause, Washington arrived at Hampton Institute, 500 miles away. A one-page afterword and time line include the main events and accomplishments of his life. This is an inspiring story told in a style simple enough for young readers to comprehend. Appealing, soft, colored-pencil drawings illustrate almost every page. Patricia and Fredrick McKissack's Booker T. Washington (Enslow, 1992) and Margo McLoone's Booker T. Washington (Bridgestone, 1997) cover his entire life for the same age level.-Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI Copyright 1998 School Library Journal