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The Oldest Student

How Mary Walker Learned to Read

by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and Oge Mora

Schwartz & Wade

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The Oldest Student
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How Mary Walker Learned to Read
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Rita Lorraine Hubbard and Oge Mora

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You're never too old to learn! Mary Walker was born into slavery in 1848. Freed at 15, she worked all kinds of jobs to support her family, outlived her husband and three sons, and at the age of 116, Mary Walker learned to read.