A recent book by Butler Center archivist Steven Teske explores the lives of several Arkansas natives, including famous activists, musicians, politicians and civic leaders. Natural State Notables is an excellent selection for school classrooms or home libraries, and a great way to explore Arkansas history with young readers.
According to the University of Arkansas Press,
Readers will learn about a famous surgeon who was a pioneer in kidney transplantation, a woman who kept a hospital open during the Depression, and a teacher who wrote a famous song to match a history lesson.
This is a great selection for young readers, reminding young people of the everyday Arkansans who have made the state what it is today. The book includes 42 photos can be purchased in paperback or as an Ebook. Copies are available at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies for $9.95.