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With books and bricks : how Booker T. Washington built a school

by Slade, Suzanne,

Format: Print Book 2014
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Booker T. Washington had an incredible passion for learning. Born a slave, he taught himself to read. When the Civil War ended, Booker finally fulfilled his dream of attending school. After graduation, he was invited to teach in Tuskegee, Alabama. Finding many eager students but no school, Booker set out to build his own school√Ębrick by brick. An afterword gives detailed information on how the school was built.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This original take on Booker T. Washington's many accomplishments highlights an aspect of his inspiring career often overlooked in standard biographies: when faced with lack of educational opportunities for black students, he and his community built their own school in Tuskegee, Alabama. Basic background information on his childhood and education provides historical context, but the majority of the book concentrates on the details of the labor-intensive process of brickmaking and the construction of the school. Slade relies on quotations from Washington's autobiography Up from Slavery to frame the narrative, revealing Washington's internal motivation in addition to the actual facts. Soft watercolor illustrations illuminate the text's descriptions and add a meaningful complement to the already inspiring story. The combined messages of hope and perseverance come through loud and clear. Pair this with Jabari Asim's Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington (2012).--McBroom, Kathleen Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Slade highlights Washington's devotion to education by focusing on his role in the creation of a schoolhouse for black students in Tuskegee, Ala., which would eventually grow to become Tuskegee University. The construction process is arduous: digging for clay to bake bricks was difficult enough; thousands of bricks were ruined when two kilns Washington built broke. Squirrely pencil lines and milky watercolors lend an ephemeral quality to Tadgell's art. The focus on the hard work at the heart of accomplishment makes this story especially rewarding and relatable; a closing quote from Washington drives home the underlying message: "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." Ages 7-10. Illustrator's agent: Christina A. Tugeau. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Washington, Booker T., -- 1856-1915 -- Juvenile literature.
Washington, Booker T., -- 1856-1915.
African Americans -- Education -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Educators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography.
Educators -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Chicago :2014
Contributors Tadgell, Nicole, 1969- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780807508978
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