Arkansas Reads One Book

Economics Arkansas is a lead partner of "Arkansas Reads One Book," a family financial literacy project that involves K-5 students, their families and their communities. Economics Arkansas is developing lesson plans, student activities and family reading guides to help students and their parents develop sound money management skills.

Now in its second year, the project features as its 2018 selection Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire by Sundee Frazier Tucker. Fifth-grader Cleopatra Frazier is full of business ideas that range from the sale of homegrown avocados to a tooth-extracting franchise. Along the way, she and the readers learn important lessons about saving and budgeting, entrepreneurship, business management and business ethics.

Student, teacher and family resources accompanying this book are in the works. Please check back with us soon.

The 2017 debut project, The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies, is still available. Click here for all details and resources.  

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