The biography of Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American woman who started a school, founded a hospital, and worked her whole life to find solutions to problems of need. As a child growing up on a farm, Mary Jane McLeod had a dream: she wanted to read. Not only did her dream come true, but Mary McLeod Bethune made sure that same dream was realized by hundreds of other black children. "During the years following the Civil War in rural South Carolina where opportunities for blacks to go to school were nonexistent, Mary McLeod Bethune had to overcome many obstacles to pursue her dream of education for all children. Simply told, this biography of an outstanding black educator has excellent illustrations".— School Library Journal.