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Biography - Picture Books Set 1

More Than Anything Else (The Story of Booker T. Washington) (1995)

Author: Bradby, Marie Illustrator: Soentpiet, Chris
Publisher: Scholastic
Number of pages: 32 pages

More than anything else, Booker says, "I want to learn to read." Few people around him in Malden, West Virginia, and in the nearby saltworks where Booker, his brother, and father toil from sunup to sundown, are able to read. Few African Americans had a chance to learn in 1865. But nine year old Booker finds a chance and takes it. Eloquent words and dramatic, lantern-lit drawings shape this tribute to dreaming -- and to the young life of Booker T. Washington.

ISBN 13: 978-0531094648
Reading Level (grade): 3.3
Reading Level (A-Z): O