The third-season champion of American Idol, Carrie Underwood is the poster child for many young girls. Now she's literally the poster child for the Oklahoma Library Association's "Read Y'all" literacy campaign, as well.
The rising country star attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism.
Other Oklahoma natives 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. Governor 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. She's grounded in her upbringing. She's proud of her state. She appeals to a very wide age range," Edwards said.
"I think America fell in love with Carrie Underwood on American Idol, and we're very lucky she's from our state."