The oldest student : how Mary Walker learned to read

by Hubbard, Rita L.,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Mary Walker was born in the South eight years before the Emancipation Proclamation. She always contributed to the household, from her youth of enslavement to her time as a sharecropper. Mary longed to read, but marriage, child-rearing, and work kept her so busy that she couldn't fulfill her dream until she was a centenarian. When, at age 116, she was finally able to read her favorite book, the Bible, she was declared the oldest student in the nation. With simple, no-frills prose, Hubbard (Hammering to Freedom, 2018) recounts the story of this hardworking woman who lived through 26 U.S. presidents and experienced the end of slavery, as well as the civil rights movement. This is a work that points to small contributions of African Americans that have made a big impact. Caldecott Honor Book author-illustrator Mora's (Thank You, Omu!, 2018) cut-paper mixed-media style adds multiple layers to the narrative. The vibrant collage scenes feature flying birds (Mary always wanted to be as free as her winged friends) and squiggles on book pages that were indecipherable to her. Gradually, those squiggles morph into words, and readers will be as ecstatic as Mary when letters begin to appear, and the expressive faces and jewel-toned illustrations will inspire repeated readings. A lovely, inspirational picture-book biography about beating the odds and achieving your dreams.--Shelley M. Diaz Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mary Walker, born enslaved in 1848 Alabama, knew the first rule of her plantation ("Keep working!") and the second: "Slaves should not be taught to read or write." Emancipated at 15, Walker grew to adulthood and into old age, working and raising a family, but still the marks in the Bible she was given as a gift remained illegible. When she was 114 and had outlived her entire family, she entered a reading class, practiced writing until "pages and letters and words swirled in her head," and at last achieved her goal. Crisp, engaging collages by Mora tell Mary Walker's story in tapestrylike scenes whose planes of blues and greens convey the slow turning of years. In her early days, the signs and notices on the wall around Mary Walker appear as scribbles, but after she learns to read, they turn into words. Walker's determination and her long, long life--she died at 121--offer genuine inspiration. Ages 4--8. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Walker, Mary, -- 1848-1969 -- Juvenile literature.
Walker, Mary, -- 1848-1969.
Women slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Freed persons -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Illiterate persons -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Centenarians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Enslaved persons.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :Schwartz & Wade Books,2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors Mora, Oge, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781524768287
1524768286
9781524768294
1524768294
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