My Chapter 16 Q&A with Rita Lorraine Hubbard

h1 January 7th, 2020 by jules

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Over at Tennessee’s Chapter 16, I’ve a Q&A with author Rita Lorraine Hubbard about her picture book biography, The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read (Schwartz & Wade, January 2020), illustrated by Oge Mora.

That Q&A is here.

And here at 7-Imp today, I’m including some of Mora’s illustrations from the book.


“On Sundays she would sit in the congregation, and as the preacher spoke,
she would clutch her family Bible — the Bible she still couldn’t read.”

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“For the next year and more,
Mary put everything she had into learning to read. …”

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“Then Mary would stand on her old, old legs, clear her old, old throat,
and read from her Bible or her schoolbook in a voice that was clear and strong.”

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THE OLDEST STUDENT: HOW MARY WALKER LEARNED TO READ. Text copyright © 2020 by Rita Lorraine Hubbard. Illustrations copyright © 2020 by Oge Mora and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Schwartz & Wade Books, New York.

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