This article briefly describes the history of Cracker Jack popcorn. Cracker Jack was invented in Chicago by two brothers from the city and became popular during the Chicago World's Fair. It is a well known and very popular treat, evidenced by its use in the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." It is a well known item made in Illinois so a representation of it would be beneficial or useful for our exhibit.
Did you know that reading throughout the summer can help prevent the "summer slide," the inevitable back slide in academic achievement (equivalent to about 2 months!) students experience each summer? Encourage summer reading with this fun book set that introduces 12 popular books for newly independent readers- beautifully wrapped and shipped right to their door!