Booker T. Washington by Patricia McKissack
African-american Leader (Famous African Americans)

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With skills like farming, carpentry, and sewing, Booker T. Washington believed that blacks could find acceptance in the racist white society of the late 1880s. His school became a leading educator of African Americans, and he became a powerful national figure, advising business owners and even presidents. Though many considered Washington the most important black leader of his time, some other black leaders criticized his accommodating "Uncle Tom" views. In simple language, the McKissacks clarify Booker T. Washington's philosophy, accomplishments, and place in history.
 

About Patricia McKissack

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Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including "Goin' Someplace Special, " a Coretta Scott King Award winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; "The Dark-Thirty, " a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind, " recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Frederick L. McKissack was a civil engineer and a construction worker before he and his wife decided to become full time writers. He attended Tennessee State University, where he met his wife again after not having seen her for many years. Since the 1980's, he and his wife Patricia have written over a hundred books together. Most of their titles are biographies with a strong focus on African-American themes for young readers. Their early 1990s biography series, Great African Americans, included volumes on Frederick Douglass, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, and many others. Over their 30 years of writing together, the couple won many awards, including the C.S. Lewis Silver Medal, the Coretta Scott High Author Honor and the Jane Addams Peace Award. McKissack died of heart failure on Sunday, April 28. He was 73.
 
Published February 1, 2013 by Enslow Elementary. 24 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Young Adult.

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