More Than Anything Else by Marie BradbyMore Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby

More Than Anything Else

byMarie BradbyIllustratorChris K Soentpiet

Hardcover | September 1, 1995

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"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, starred review
Award winning author Marie Bradby switched from a career as a full-time journalist to writing for children after the birth of her son seventeen years ago. Even though her days as a journalist are behind her, she uses her sharp investigative skills as she interviewed people and researched archives to fill in crucial details and bring he...
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Title:More Than Anything ElseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.29 × 8.84 × 0.33 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INC

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0531094642

ISBN - 13:9780531094648

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Nine-year-old Booker works with his father and brother at the saltworks but dreams of the day when he'll be able to read