Wonderworks - Booker

Starring: Shavar Ross & James Bond III Director: Stan Lathan
Wonderworks - Booker
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1983
  • Label: Peace Arch Trinity
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Product Description:

A dramatization of Booker T. Washington's early years, as his family makes the hard transition from slavery to freedom. Determined to learn how to read, he plans to one day open a school to teach reading.

Plot Synopsis:

This first episode in the acclaimed children's TV series "WonderWorks" tells the inspirational true story of Booker T. Washington and his family.
The Washingtons had to bear many hardships as black Americans living in the American south before the end of slavery. Although it was illegal for slaves to learn to read, nine-year-old Booker already realized just how important books were; and he became determined to master this skill.
Two people who played an important role in Booker's education were the white schoolteacher who recited poetry to him, and a black Union Army veteran who helped teach the youngster how to read.
The program follows Booker and his family as they passed from slavery into free Americans at the end of the Civil War.


Production Notes:

  • An installment of PBS's "WonderWorks" series.
  • Voted One of the Year's Ten Best TV Programs by the Los Angeles Herald.
  • Received the Outstanding Script award from the Writers Guild of America.
  • Won Best of Festival at the Birmingham International Education Film Festival.
  • Winner of the Gabriel Award from National Television Programming for Youth.
  • Named Best of Festival by the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 084296410132
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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