The Oldest Student

The Oldest Student

How Mary Walker Learned to Read

eBook - 2020
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"A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York City : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781524768300
1524768308
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume) : color illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Mora, Oge - Illustrator

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How old were you when you learned how to read? Mary Walker was 116 years old. Born into slavery, freed at 15 and married at 20, Mary worked hard to support her family and her community. At 114, Mary had one thing left she wanted to do: learn how to read. This informational picture book is an ins... Read More »


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SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Feb 22, 2020

This picture book chronicles the long life of Mary Walker from enslaved child to 116-year-old student. Mary lived to be 121, and she proved that you're never too old to learn. Mora's folksy collage illustrations are a lively addition to Mary's story.

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