Every year the Texas Library Association and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission announces the Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, collecting and recognizing children's graphic novels appropriate for grades K-5.
State Historian Bill O’Neal describes James Bowie, giving a brief history of his accomplishments in Texas and his role in its history leading up to the Texas Revolution. Bowie was a major figure who fought in The Battle of the Alamo and explained his efforts and courage that motivated many Texas to continue fighting against Mexican forces until their final victory at The Battle of San Jacinto. He also talks about the preparations and motivations of the Texas revolutionaries. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association.