The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

Written by Rita Lorraine Hubbard & illustrated by Oge Mora
Published by Schwartz & Wade
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Imagine learning to read at the age of 116! Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation’s oldest student who did just that, in this picture book from a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and a rising star author. In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery. At age 15, she was freed, and by age 20, she was married and had her first child. By age 68, she had worked numerous jobs, including cooking, cleaning, babysitting, and selling sandwiches to raise money for her church. At 114, she was the last remaining member of her family. And at 116, she learned to read. From Rita Lorraine Hubbard and rising star Oge More comes the inspirational story of Mary Walker, a woman whose long life spanned from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, and who–with perseverance and dedication–proved that you’re never too old to learn.

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    "Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116, is introduced to young readers in this lovingly illustrated picture book. ... Enjoy this book with every child you know; let Mary Walker become a household name."

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Book Details

ISBN
9781524768287
Publication Date
January 7, 2020
Text Details
The text of this book is set in Adobe Caslon.
Illustration Details
The illustrations were rendered in acrylic paint, china marker, colored pencil, patterned paper, and book clippings.
Word Count
1424
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2019007529
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1135351443
ASIN/ISBN 10
1524768286
Lexile® Level
AD830L
ATOS® Book Level
4.6
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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