Four Starred Reviews for Rita Lorraine Hubbard’s THE OLDEST STUDENT!

  • By: admin | Date: Jan 29 2020

Congratulations to BookEnds-author Rita Lorraine Hubbard and illustrator Oge Mora on receiving FOUR starred reviews for their upcoming THE OLDEST STUDENT: HOW MARY WALKER LEARNED TO READ. 

Thank you,

Kirkus, “Mary Walker was a living connection to a history people wanted to forget, and her indomitable spirit comes across beautifully in this book. Caldecott honoree Mora’s (Thank You, Omu!, 2018) collages endear Walker to readers, each spread creating an intriguing scene of textures and layers.”


BookList, “A lovely, inspirational picture-book biography about beating the odds and achieving your dreams.”


Publisher’s Weekly, “Walker’s determination and her long, long life—she died at 121—offer genuine inspiration.”


and School Library Journal, “An absorbing narrative and excellent illustrations combine to create a moving story of encouragement for youngsters.”


This book is so beautifully created, with an incredibly inspiring message. We hope you’ll check it out.

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2 responses to “Four Starred Reviews for Rita Lorraine Hubbard’s THE OLDEST STUDENT!”

  1. A beautiful book deserves praise. Congratulations on the recognition of work well done!

    • Hi Joanne,
      Thank you SO much for these kind words. The months have gone by so quickly that your comment somehow slipped past me. But please know that your words are definitely appreciated. 🙂

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