We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap with other homeschool families, sending out postcards all over the country, and hopefully receiving 50 in all!
Some facts about Arkansas:
- We were curious about the pronunciation and spelling of Ar-can-saw, and I found the history behind its name here.
- The South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink tomato is both the state fruit and the state vegetable of Arkansas. Botanically, the tomato is a fruit, but because it is usually used as a vegetable, the state legislature adopted it as both in 1987. (Tennessee’s state fruit is also the tomato, but not a specific variety.)
Books and Resources
- Check out Havin’ Fun Yet? for more information about Arkansas.
- Warriors Don’t Cry is a first-hand account from one of the “Little Rock Nine.” After the 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, Melba Pattillo Beals was one of the students chosen to integrate Little Rock’s Central High School.
- Moonshine by Gary Blackwood is a coming of age story set in Arkansas during the Great Depression.
We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap!