In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery. At age 15, she was freed, & by age 20, she was married & had her first child. By age 68, she had worked numerous jobs, including cooking, cleaning, babysitting, & 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 Mora comes the inspirational story of Mary Walker, a woman whose long life spanned from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, & who--with perseverance & dedication--proved that you're never too old to learn.
A hardcover storybook with dust jacket.