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In Publication Since 2014

The Pretty Poodle children's book
The Pretty Poodle is permanently placed in the Indianapolis Special Collections Room

Price $22.00

Purchase includes a digital (PDF) workbook

with reading and activities related to the story

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The Pretty Poodle is a children's book that promotes literacy and encourages academic achievement.  This work of historical fiction is the tale of a young girl named Mary who learns valuable lessons that inspire her historic accomplishments later in life.


The story is a tribute to Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, an orphan, educator, and pioneer who organized seven African-American women on the predominantly white campus of Butler University in 1922 to form what is today an international public service organization comprised of over 100,000 women dedicated to motivating youth to greater horizons.


The book’s messages of perseverance, family, values, love, and achieving goals are timeless, valuable life lessons that are appropriate for children of all ages and backgrounds.

Available at 50% off the list price

at BlackConnect.com


Whether done remotely or in person, there is nothing quite like  author visits to get kids reading, writing, and understanding the creative process. Meeting authors makes the writing process,

books, and the authors themselves accessible and real to students. 

An author visit is an enriching experience that is often described as

having a profound and lasting impact on students.


Teachers & Educators


2016 Pretty Poodle Scholar plaque

Nominate an elementary school girl for the Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement or the Vivian White Marbury Award for Academic Improvement

Nominations are due by May 15th each year

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