Nine-year old Booker works with his father and brother at the saltworks but dreams of the day when he'll be able to read.
Table of ContentsBooker says, "I want to learn to read."
Few people around him in Malden, West Virginia -- in their small settlement to which the family moves in the fall of 1865, or in the nearby saltworks where Booker, his brother, and their father toil from dark to dark -- few people are able to read. Who has had the chance to learn?
But Booker, age nine, finds the chance, and takes it.
Here, in eloquent words and dramatic, lantern-lit paintings, is a tribute to dreaming - and to the young life of Booker T. Washington.
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This delightful read aloud is an enchanting story of how George Washington Carver taught himself to read with the help of a few people in his community. One never to give up, he wanted to read "more than anything else" and pursued that dream with a passion! Beautiful pictures by Chris K. Soentpiet more than add to the story, they tell the story! This is a can't miss, especially for assistance in inspiring reluctant readers to pick up a book and hone their reading skills!