- Author : Rita Lorraine Hubbard
- Release Date : 07 January 2020
- Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
- Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
- Pages : 40
- ISBN 13 : 9781524768300
Download or read book entitled The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read written by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and published by Schwartz & Wade online. This book was released on 07 January 2020 with total pages 40. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.