Purchase includes a digital (PDF) workbook
with reading and activities related to the story
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 7 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 approximately 100,000 women dedicated to motivating youth to greater horizons.
The book’s messages of perseverance, family, values, love, and achieving goals are appropriate for all children.
Available at 50% off the list price
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
HONOR YOUR STUDENTS
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