April 5 Birthday – Booker T. Washington, FIFTY CENTS AND A DREAM: YOUNG BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

Booker T. Washington, educator and political leader
Apr. 5, 1856-Nov. 14, 1915

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012)

The story about young Booker T. Washington and how he became an educator for freedmen, all in part because he followed his dream to learn how to read and write.