Butler University recently published a book written by eight of its students in honor of the state’s bicentennial celebration in 2016.
To commemorate the anniversary, the Indiana Bicentennial Children’s Book Team at Butler began writing and designing the book—“The Gifts of Indiana: A Tale of Three Birthdays and One Grand Adventure”—in the spring of last year,
Because Indiana state history is taught in fourth-grade classrooms, Butler’s team targeted the book at that audience.
The book is about the birthday of two children who share a birthday—Dec. 11—with the state of Indiana.
The book explores the history of the state and many of its historic landmarks.
Endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, it is available in single copies or class sets at the Butler University Bookstore, 704 W. Hampton Drive.
The goal of the project, Butler officials said, is to have at least one of the books in every fourth-grade classroom in the state.•