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Carrie Underwood Joins Literacy Campaign

October 2, 2006

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ ``American Idol″ Carrie Underwood is the latest celebrity to appear on a poster for the Oklahoma Library Association’s ``Read Y’all″ literacy campaign.

Posters featuring the country singer from Checotah will be distributed free to every academic, public, school and special library in the state, said Buffy Edwards, poster coordinator for the campaign.

Other Oklahomans to appear on the posters include country star Toby Keith, actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, actor James Garner, author Dana Dunbar and New Orleans Hornets star Desmond Mason.

Gov. Brad Henry and first lady Kim Henry were featured on the first poster in 2003.

``I think Carrie Underwood just represents Oklahoma in such a positive manner,″ Edwards said. ``She’s grounded in her upbringing. She’s proud of her state. She appeals to a very wide age range.

``I think America fell in love with Carrie Underwood on ‘American Idol,’ and we’re very lucky she’s from our state.″


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