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FIFTY CENTS AND A DREAM Young Booker T. Washington

by | Read by LaQuita James

Children Ages 6+ • 21 mins. • Unabridged • © 2012

With a Southern accent and a deep, dramatic voice, narrator LaQuita James brings to life the inspiring story of Booker T. Washington, an emancipated slave with a dream of earning a college degree. From Washington's uneducated childhood to his determination to teach himself to read and his five-hundred-mile journey on foot from West Virginia to Hampton Institute in Virginia, James helps listeners relate to Washington's dedication and fearless optimism. When reading the endnotes, James's tone becomes bright and crisp, punctuating the timeline of Washington's life and accomplishments, and emphasizing his passion to help African-Americans pursue education by opening Tuskegee University. Upbeat music highlights the uplifting mood in this inspiring testimony to the power of perseverance and hard work. S.C. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9781549130038 $3.98

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