With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School

With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School
by Suzanne Slade (Author) and Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)

Booktalk: When Booker T. Washington arrived in Tuskegee, Alabama to teach, he found many eager students but no school. So, Booker and his students decided to build their own school–brick by brick.

Snippet: Booker searched the town until he found a old shed he could use. The building had no windows or doors and huge holes in the roof, but it was all he had.

Soon the whole town of Tuskegee was talking about Booker’s school. Dozens of students lined up on the first day. They squished and squeezed inside the tiny shed. Each week the school became more crowded.

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