Montana for Kids is a Great Read!

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Written and illustrated by Allen Morris Jones, and published by Bangtail Press, Montana for Kids, The Story of Our State is the Montana Center for the Book’s 2019 Great Read selection.

Every year, a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands is distributed by the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book during the National Book Festival.

Jones, who is a published author of adult literary fiction, says the desire to write a non-fiction children’s book was spurred by the birth of his son Corey.

“It turns out, if you’re a writer, you can only read so many children’s books aloud before you start thinking about writing one. I really wanted to introduce Corey to the history of Montana and there really wasn’t a broad overview aimed at 8-12 year olds.”