Our Great Big Backyard

This afternoon, Harding University President Bruce McLarty will read Our Great Big Backyard — a children’s book written by former First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna Bush Hager — to students at Searcy Head Start Center.

The University is donating copies of the book to libraries and elementary schools in White County in recognition and appreciation of the work of former First Lady Laura Bush in advocating the importance of literacy and education in advancing opportunity for America’s young people and to foster healthy families and communities.

The books are presented in honor of Mrs. Bush’s visit to Searcy, as a speaker at the American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series on Monday.

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