Arkansas Reads One Book: CEO Playground Millionaire
Economics Arkansas is a lead partner of "Arkansas Reads One Book," a family financial literacy project.
In season 2, participants are reading CEO Cleo Edison Oliver, 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.
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Support for the Arkansas Reads One Book initiative has been generously provided by
- ARVEST Bank
- Bank of the Ozarks
- The Clinton Foundation
- Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation
- First Security Bank
- Rotary Club of Little Rock (Club 99)
The season 1 selection was The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Find more information and resources here.
In the Fall 2018 semester, Little Rock Public Schools are reading Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows and Frank Einstein and the Electrofinger to study the connection between science and economics. Download lesson plans, resources and activities here.