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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read Hardcover – Illustrated, 27 June 2020

4.9 out of 5 stars 521 ratings

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"Inspiring" —The Wall Street Journal 

“A lovely, inspirational picture-book biography about beating the odds and achieving your dreams.” —Booklist, starred review

"Walker’s determination and her long, long life—she died at 121—offer genuine inspiration.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
Enjoy this book with every child you know; let Mary Walker become a household name.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An absorbing narrative
and excellent illustrations combine to create a moving story of encouragement for youngsters.” —School Library Journal, starred review

A riveting portrait of a strong-willed American icon.” —BookPage, starrred review

About the Author

Rita Lorraine Hubbard is the author of a number of nonfiction books for adults and runs the children's book review site Picture Book Depot. She is the author of Hammering for Freedom: The Story of William Lewis, which was awarded the New Voices Award by Lee & Low Books and has received three starred reviews. Ms. Hubbard lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. You can find her online at ritahubbard.com.

Oge Mora is the author/illustrator of Thank You, Omu! which won a Caldecott Honor as well as the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award. It was also selected as a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Staff Pick and was chosen by both Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal as a Best Book of 2018. Visit her at ogemora.com.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Schwartz & Wade; Illustrated edition (27 June 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524768286
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1524768287
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 - 8 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 454 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 23.98 x 1.04 x 28.58 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 521 ratings

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I'm a former educator and currently a full-time writer of children's historical fiction and nonfiction. I also write educational titles.

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Eliza H
5.0 out of 5 stars what a lovely story
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5.0 out of 5 stars So many awesome take-aways!
Reviewed in the United States on 29 January 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Walker learned to read....a true story
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 3rd graders have loved it!!
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