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Notable Missourians is a nonfiction book series for young readers in grades 3 to 6 about people who contributed to Missouri’s history or culture and who were born or lived in Missouri. Topics represent significant time periods or trends in Missouri history and introduce students to stories of lesser-known historic figures.

Each full-color 48-page book is vividly illustrated with artistic drawings and historical pictures and maps to bring the text to life and is filled with details designed to be a valuable resource for students at the appropriate age level. The Introduction and Legacy sections help students identify major ideas and themes. Each book includes substantive information, such as first- and secondhand accounts, that are developed throughout five chapters. Each book also includes a timeline, suggestions for further reading, a bibliography of the author’s sources, and an index. Website links are listed for additional ways students may access more visual, oral, or interactive information.

The series meets the Missouri Learning Standards to build knowledge through reading and comprehension of more complex texts. Reading specialists have evaluated each text to check that it meets the appropriate reading level. A Teacher’s Resource Guide is available for each book, downloadable from a website link.  This resource for young readers was designed by historians, educators, and librarians who serve as authors, editors, and advisors to the Notable Missourians series. The series was published by Truman State University Press.

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Notable Missourians Titles in Alphabetical Order

Albert Bond Lambert: Aviation Pioneer (Young Reader Series)

Christopher Lynch

ISBN: 9781612481555 (HB)
Published October 2015

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Alphonso Wetmore: Soldier, Adventurer and Writer (Young Reader Series)

Mary Barile

ISBN: 9781612481470 (HB)
Published August 2015

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Andrew Taylor Still: Father of Osteopathic Medicine (Young Reader Series)

Jason Haxton

ISBN: 9781612481746 (HB)
Published May 2016

 

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Buck O’Neil: Baseball’s Ambassador (Young Reader Series)

Jeff Gall & Micah Gall

ISBN: 9781612481760 (HB)
Published May 2016

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Ella Ewing: The Missouri Giantess (Young Reader Series)

Jason Offutt

ISBN: 9781612482064 (HB)
Published June 2016

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Emmett Kelley: The Greatest Clown on Earth (Young Reader Series)

Donald McManus

ISBN: 9781612481203 (HB)
Published July 2014

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George Caleb Bingham: Frontier Artist, Missouri Politician

Greg Olson

ISBN: 9781612482064 (HB)

Published August 2017

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George Washington Carver: Teacher and Environmentalist

Christine Montgomery

ISBN: 9781612482149 (HB)
Published August 2017

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Great Walker: Ioway Leader (Young Reader Series)

Greg Olson

ISBN: 9781612481128 (HB)
Published April 2014

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Helen Stephens: The Fulton Flash (Young Reader Series)

Jason Offutt

ISBN: 9781612481142 (HB)
Published May 2014

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J. C. Penney: The Man With a Thousand Partners

Jason Offutt

ISBN: 9781612482088 (HB)
Published August 2017

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Jean Jennings Bartik: Computer Pioneer (Young Reader Series)

Kim D. Todd

ISBN: 9781612481456 (HB)
Published August 2015

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Jeffrey Deroine: Ioway Translator, Frontier Diplomat (Young Reader Series)

Greg Olson

ISBN: 9781612481531 (HB)
Published August 2015

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Joseph Kinney: Steamboat Captain (Young Reader Series)

Maryellen McVicker

ISBN: 9781612481166 (HB)
Published October 2014

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Marie Meyer Flower: Barnstormer (Young Reader Series)

Christine Montgomery

ISBN: 9781612481494 (HB)
Published August 2018

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Olive Boone: Frontier Woman (Young Reader Series)

Greta Russell

ISBN: 9781612481180 (HB)
Published July 2017

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Sam Nightingale: Slave, Storyteller, and Conjure Man (Young Reader Series)

Mary Barile

ISBN: 9781612481135 (HB)
Published April 2014

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Stan Musial: Baseball Hero (Young Reader Series)

James N. Giglio

ISBN: 9781612481517 (HB)
Published August 2015

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William Clark: Explorer and Diplomat (Young Reader Series)

Jeffrey Smith

ISBN: 9781612481784 (HB)
Published May 2016

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