With Books and Bricks; How Booker T. Washington Built a School
, by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
Albert Whitman & Company, 2014
It was illegal for Booker T. Washington, a slave, to learn to read, so he taught himself. After the Civil War Booker worked for years as a coal miner, until he found a school to attend. After graduation his goal was to create a school so other former slaves could more easily gain an education. Booker's story demonstrates that education is power!