The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
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.
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 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.
|Lexile ® Measure||AD830L|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Product Type||Hardcover Books|
|Book Type||Picture Books|
|Additional Contributor||Oge Mora|
|Primary Contributor||Rita Lorraine Hubbard|
|Age Groups||Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9|
|Publisher||Penguin Random House|