Written by Jabari Asim
Illustrated by Bryan Collier
This book reveals Booker T. Washington’s sheer determination and drive to better himself. From his desire to read as a young slave to his 500-mile journey, mostly on foot, to travel to Hampton Institute as a young man to pursue his dream with merely 50 cents in his pocket. From working as the janitor to help pay the school tuition to ultimately establishing his own educational institute.
The end of the book provides interesting information about more of the details of Washington’s life. It notes that he was the first African American to be presented with an honorary degree from Harvard University. I had no idea! Read more >>
Originally posted on February 21, 2021.