Benny lived in Alaska about the time it became a state. He was a friendly boy but when it came to a contest of making Alaska a flag he took his time thinking and didn't share his ideas with anyone. Finally he turns his in even though he is sure he won't win. Much time passes and he thinks the contest has been forgotten until one day the teacher of their class announced that Benny had won the contest, his drawing was now the Alaska state flag. It is a true story and one worth reading.