More Than Anything Else

Last updated Monday, March 30, 2020

Author: Marie Bradby
Illustrator: Chris K. Soentpiet
Date of Publication: 1995
ISBN: 0531094642
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jan. 2003

Synopsis: (from the publisher) The "narrative of this picture book, based on the childhood of Booker T. Washington, is in the voice of a nine-year-old boy. He tells of leaving his cabin before dark to work all day shoveling salt with his father and older brother. What Booker wants is to read. Finally, he finds someone to teach him his letters. He will read, and he'll teach others to read.

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Craft ideas:
•  Make a book filled with little pictures and summaries of your favorite books.
•  Make a book that mirrors your favorite book.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!