How Alaska Got Its Flag


Made in Alaska.
The story of How Alaska Got Its Flag— including the poem that was inspired by it which would become the official Alaska flag song. A CD with a beautiful version by Mike McDonald is attached to the inside back cover.

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A hardcover children’s book by Bern and Susan Richter.

History and fiction merge in this inspiring story of 13-year old Benny Benson, an Alaska Aleut Native. Many years ago, in 1926, Benny’s name appeared on the front page of newspapers all over the United States. Even today, Benny is well remembered in Alaska where streets and schools are named for him. Why was his name in the newspapers? What was it that made him famous in Alaska for all time to come? The answers are in a flag and in this book.

Made in Alaska.

Additional information

Weight .7 lbs
Dimensions 9.25 × .5 × 8 in