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More Than Anything Else

More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby

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.

Praise for More Than Anything Else

"A moving and inspirational story." — School Library Journal, starred review

Ages
8, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.1
Lexile Measure
660L
DRA
28-30
Guided Reading
N
Number of Pages
30
Genre
Biography, Biography and Autobiography, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Marie Bradby Award-winning children's author Marie Bradby, a former journalist, writes historical fiction for children.

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