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Literacy Series Resources

Each year Economics Arkansas partners with districts around the state to feature one book that has economic, entrepreneurship, and personal finance themes. Each participating school or district provides their students with a copy of that book and a family guide with discussion questions, vocabulary lists, activities, and more. Additionally, each teacher receives a resource packet with lesson plans and activity guides appropriate for their grade level. 

Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur 

by Luke Sharpe

Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old CEO of Sure Things, Inc. and genius inventor of the All Ball, a ball that turns into different sports balls with the push of a button. Now Billy wants to help other kids achieve their inventing dreams just like he has!

CEO Playground Millionaire

by Sundee T. Frazier

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.

The Lemonade War

by Jacqueline Davies

Evan and his sister Jessie usually get along just fine, until he finds out that she's skipping third grade. That means she'll be in his fourth-grade class next year, showing him up every day with her perfect grades. Now Evan doesn't want her help with his lemonade stand, even though he could really use her math skills to make a profit.

The Toothpaste Millionaire

by Jean Merrill

In this classic children's novel, 6th-grader Rufus Mayflower, with the help of his friend Kate MacKinstrey, develops a simple recipe for toothpaste and earns his first million--all while discovering that the best entrepreneurs excel by integrity and determination.