Booker T. Washington
From the Series On My Own Biography
More than anything, nine-year-old Booker T. Washington longed to go to school, but he had to get a job to earn money for his family. Though the Civil War had freed them from slavery, Booker’s family had to work hard to survive. Booker didn’t forget his dream. He taught himself the alphabet, studied at night after work, and was able to realize his dream.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.0|
“What a fine little biography of the young Booker T. Washington this is. . . precise language and soulfully illustrated with a soft pastel palette. . . Told so diligently that it cannot help but inspire.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“. . .An inspiring story told in a style simple enough for young readers to comprehend. Appealing, soft-colored pencil drawings illustrate almost every page.” —School Library Journal
Illustrator: Jeni Reeves
Jeni Reeves is a painter and children's book illustrator with a background in communication and fine arts. Her illustrated picture books include authors' stories about world culture, history, biography, and folklore. Travel and study fuel Jeni's work, as does an abiding interest in history and language.
Author: Thomas Amper
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On My Own Biography
Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →