An alphabet book helps, but booker can't make the connection to words seeking out ``that brown face of hope'' once again, booker gains a sense of the sounds represented by letters, and these become his deliverance bradby's fine first book is tautly written, with a poetic, spiritual quality in every line. More than anything else, booker wants to learn to read the illustrations by chris k soentpiet and the story of young booker t washington by marie bradby will be a staple in your personal library, one to keep forever.
More than anything else, by marie bradby is about a boy that has a family and works at a painful salt mine but more than anything else he wants to learn how to read one night when he, his dad and his brother were walking home he saw a man reading his newspaper to every one.
Theme: more than anything else can be used to introduce your students to african-americans, salt workers, slavery, the life of booker t washington pre-reading: show the students the cover of the book, read the title, author and illustrators name ask them what they think the book will be about. Buy a cheap copy of more than anything else book 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 free shipping over $10. User review - frounfeltershelbie - librarything this book does a great job of leaving it open for questions so that children can make inferences then at the end of the story, what he wants more than anything else is revealed.
Bradby's fine first book is tautly written, with a poetic, spiritual quality in every line the beautifully executed, luminous illustrations capture the atmosphere of an african-american community post-slavery: the drudgery of days consumed by back- breaking labor, the texture of private lives conducted by lantern- light.
More than anything else is a fictionalized presentation of the young life of a famous african-american male, but more importantly, communicates well the character's intense desire to learn to read it is a touching story that sends a powerful message about determination, perseverance, and the importance of reading.
More than anything else [marie bradby, chris k soentpiet] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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.
Well, 53 five star reviews pretty much says it all this is a beautiful book not only is the artwork superb (see the cover and amazon's search inside this book feature) but the story is glorious. More than anything else by chris k soentpiet, marie bradby grades 3-5 r genre fiction 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 more books about.