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More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby
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Jan 11, 12

Read in January, 2012

More Than Anything Else is an inspiring story. It is also a “feel good” kind of book. This is the kind of book that makes you want to go for your dreams and not give up. This young boy who wakes up before the sun comes out and works until it sets has high hopes to become more than he is. He is not ashamed of himself, but he has a hunger to learn to read and will not take no as an answer, no matter how hard it may be to learn; to find someone who can also read. But one day on his way home from shoveling salt with his father and brother he sees a man who is reading out loud to others, and he knows if he can find that man he can learn to read, he can fulfill his dream. He goes on to tell his mother, who also can not read, that he wants to learn to read, and she gives him a book of the alphabet. Even though he cannot really use it, he learns to write the letters in his dirt floor. But, this however does not satisfy the young boy for he knows that he doesn’t understand what he is writing, or what these letters mean. So, he goes out to find the man that was reading the paper out loud, and he does. The man teaches the boy what the letters sound like, and he jumps for joy with his happiness. The man teaches the young boy how to write his name, Booker. This is something that Booker will forever have.
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