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More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet
A fictionalized story about the life of young Booker T. Washington. Living in a West Virginia settlement after emancipation, nine-year-old Booker travels by lantern light to the salt works, where he labors from dawn till dusk. Although his stomach rumbles, his real hunger is his intense desire to learn to read.
"A moving and inspirational story." — School Library Journal
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Biography and Autobiography, Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Marie Bradby Award-winning children's author Marie Bradby, a former journalist, writes historical fiction for children.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Chris K. Soentpiet Chris Soentpiet (pronounced: soon-peet) is an award winning illustrator and author. Aside from writing and illustrating, Chris travels all around the world promoting the love of children's literature, the arts, and multi-culturalism.

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