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The story of Booker T. Washington

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 1991
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Penn Hills Library - Lincoln Park Non Fic J 92 WAS
Location  Penn Hills Library - Lincoln Park
Collection  Non Fic
Call Number  J 92 WAS
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Traces the life of the African American educator and leader, focusing on his stewardship of Tuskegee Institute.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5. Two more titles in the ongoing Cornerstones of Freedom series. Kent's not too concerned with what the war was about--his focus is less on "freedom" issues than on the drama of the helicopter airlift at the end of the Vietnam War when several thousand Americans and South Vietnamese were airlifted from Saigon to safety in the U.S. He also talks about the Vietnamese refugees and how they have settled in America. With lots of photographs (not always well arranged), this slice of history makes exciting reading as an escape story. In contrast, the Booker T. Washington biography is very much about freedom, and it will stimulate kids to think about issues. With considerable fairness, the McKissacks discuss Washington's great contribution and also his controversial views. They describe his childhood as a slave, his yearning for education, his founding of the famous Tuskegee Institute, and the influence on black politics of his ideas about black self-help, pride, and the acceptance of the status quo. They also discuss how militant leaders like Du Bois challenged those views. The McKissacks emphasize that neither Washington nor anyone else could be the spokesperson for all African Americans. The type is spacious, and there are some compelling photographs, but no sources or artists are given for the period drawings. In fact, neither of these books has any source notes or bibliography at all. ~--Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Cornerstones of freedom.
Subjects Washington, Booker T., -- 1856-1915.
African Americans -- Biography.
Publisher Chicago :Childrens Press,1991
Contributors McKissack, Fredrick.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 31 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN 0516047582 (lib. bdg.)
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