Louann Atkins Temple
Louann Temple, a lifelong Texan, holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in American civilization, both from the University of Texas at Austin. Her community activities have focused on arts and education, and through Austin Partners in Education, she has mentored middle school and high school students to prepare for college admission. She aims to pass on her love of history, with its dynamic interweaving of personalities and events, to young people beginning to explore their own places in the world. She believes that history, particularly biography, is a valuable tool for this purpose. Two of her books for middle schoolers are sold at the LBJ Library and Museum: LBJ: The Can-Do President and Lady Bird Johnson: Deeds Not Words.