DO YOU KNOW…
WHY “Remember the Alamo” inspires great pride in Texas?
(Hint: It had to do with overwhelming odds!)
WHAT law enforcement agency first began protecting Texans in 1823?
(Hint: Today’s members still wear the traditional boots and white hats!)
Find these answers and more in the Texas edition of What’s So Great About This State?
About the Author
Kate Boehm Jerome loves to write educational books for kids! Her award-winning programs are avidly read by thousands of young people in homes and schools throughout the United States. Jerome has spent an entire career developing educational programs for kids. After spending 15 years in educational publishing, she made the leap to full-time writing in 2001. Since then, her unique perspectives and original voice have inspired her to create and direct hundreds of children's books in many different series. Jerome's books have earned Teacher's Choice and Children's Book Council awards, and her new series that is currently launching "Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know" (Arcadia, 2010) is already receiving kudos from the very people who often inspire her the most--the mommy bloggers! Kate is an active volunteer in her local school district and is a member of various Boards and organizations that promote both child and adult literacy--and, in particular, science literacy.