My Name Is Dixie

by T. E. Waldmann-Williams

Hello, my name is Dixie. Who are you?

Any life can be amazing, and you’re about to read the story of someone very special: Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, designer of the Iowa flag!

In May 1917, Dixie’s design was chosen for Iowa’s flag. She was fifty years old. It was an important moment for Dixie and for her state because the flag was used to identify Iowa’s troops during World War I and at the U.S.-Mexico border.

But the flag isn’t where Dixie’s story began. She had a family, and she was once a kid—just like you!

My Name Is Dixie is a biography and journal for young readers. You’ll learn about Dixie, the flag, and Iowa history. And you’ll be encouraged to think about your history and what you want to do when you’re older. What is a legacy? What will yours be?

Author T. E. Waldmann-Williams and illustrator Cindy Gordon invite you to enjoy, learn, and become the person you’re meant to be!


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