The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

(Author) (Illustrator)

Product Details

Schwartz & Wade Books
Publish Date
9.1 X 11.2 X 0.4 inches | 1.01 pounds
Library Binding

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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

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


"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