converting char to int

I want to convert the the value of serial.read() to (integer) that I can control the stepper motor by this code

#include <AccelStepper.h>
#include <MultiStepper.h>

#include <AccelStepper.h>
#include <MultiStepper.h>

#include <AccelStepper.h>

// Define a stepper and the pins it will use
AccelStepper stepper(1, 9, 8);
void setup()
{ 
  
    Serial.begin(115200); 
  stepper.setMaxSpeed(10000);
  stepper.setAcceleration(10000);
 
           
           
}

void loop()
{
   if (Serial.available()){
String   steps = Serial.read();

   stepper.moveTo(steps);
   
 if (stepper.distanceToGo() == 0)        
         {
        
         
        stepper.moveTo(stepper.currentPosition());
           
    stepper.setSpeed(10000);
         }
   }
  stepper.run();
}

I m very new to arduino programming

See reply #5 of this post http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=433387.msg2987071#msg2987071

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