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Hotline: Mary White

In May 1921, William Allen White wrote "Mary White" in memory of his daughter. The editorial would become his most famous piece. Beverley Olson Buller, chair of the William Allen White Children’s Book Awards selection committee. explores its lasting impact in the 21st century.


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This recording is part of the Humanities Kansas Hotline, a series of bite-sized micropresentations about Kansas stories – both serious and light-hearted – that are researched and presented by experts across the state. 

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