African-American Literature and Films That Should Be Taught in the Classroom

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  • Amistad
  • Rosewood
  • Brick by Brick
  • Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
  • March On!... and More Stories About African-American History
  • Black History in Films and Books
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria
  • Malcolm X
  • The Butler
  • The Color Purple
  • The Help

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was once a slave who could only imagine learning to read and write. Besides offering a history lesson on Washington, Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim and Brian Colloies provides lessons about perseverance, character and more. 

(Photo: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

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