Alamo introductory for children released by MarKel Press

The Fernley Reporter

The Alamo stands as a structure of historic endurance while people in other parts of the state of Texas begin to rebuild from hurricane Harvey.

Alamo Annie offers a brief introductory to the history of the Alamo by providing images of activities seen through a small girl’s eyes.

Annie believes she doesn’t belong. Not to her family, not at school, not anywhere. She wonders why she doesn’t fit in.


Annie travels with her mother to San Antonio for the annual gathering of defender descendants. They go to pay their respects to their ancestor and others who fought and died at the Alamo.

Author/Illustrator, Mary Jean Kelso, descends from Alamo Defender Gordon C. Jennings.

Her genealogy research on her great great grandfather, and many trips to participate in the annual March 6 (the date the Alamo fell) activities provided the background to create Alamo Annie.

Kelso writes books for children, tweens, young adults and adults in a multitude of genres. Her books are published as e-books, hardbacks, paperbacks, audio and Braille editions.

All of her titles are available through regular outlets or at her website http:s// Contact her at for signed copies or look for her at the Gift of Grace Fifth Annual Fall Craft Fair on West Street in Fernley Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. She will also sign at the Fallon Eagles Fall Craft Fair at their location on Old Reno Hwy. Friday, October 27 from noon to 3 pm and Saturday, October 28 from 9 am to 3 pm.

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