November 7, 2010
When North Little Rock (Pulaski County) native Mary Medearis attempted to enroll in a speech class at Columbia University, she discovered that the class was full and was forced to take a creative writing class. A class writing assignment later developed into her award-winning book Big Docs Girl. Making the New York Times bestseller list and picked as one of the top ten best books of 1942, it remained in continuous print until 1981. It has gone in and out of print in the years since then but is still in print as of 2010.