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The Oldest Student

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita L. HubbardMarch is winding down, but it's not too late to keep celebrating Women's History Month by reading a good book about an inspirational woman. The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita L. Hubbard shares the story of Mary Walker, a woman who learned to read when she 116 years old. 

Throughout her life, Mary dreamed about being able to read her bible. She was born into slavery in 1848, and though she was eventually freed, receiving a formal education wasn't an option. Everything changed in the years after she turned 100! She started reading classes and learned how to read her bible.

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