The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
by Rita L. Hubbard
Imagine learning to read at age 116! Born into slavery in 1848, Mary Walker's long life spanned from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. However, she was always too busy raising her family, working, cooking, cleaning, babysitting and selling sandwiches to raise money for her church to learn to read. This beautiful picture book biography demonstrates that with perseverance and dedication, you are never too old to learn! Best for ages 4-8.