This is Texas, Y'All!

The Lone Star State from A to Z

Book Description


This is Texas, Y'All!

written and illustrated by Misha Blaise

A charming gift for proud Texans of all ages

Take a rollicking ride through Texas culture and history with this quirky illustrated guide to all things Texan. Beyond celebration of classic cowboy culture, you will discover:


  • the only Czech word known to all Texas
  • what city outlawed dancing for 52 years
  • the Texas history that underlies the Oscars
  • what automotive culture is called "hip hop on wheels"
  • and what town was named after a famous English novelist

Fascinating factoids paired with whimsical hand-drawn art bring to life the land, food, nature, events, and music that collectively form the unparalleled culture of the Lone Star State. Young and old will enjoy this visual feast almost as much as a plate of barbecue.

About Blaise, Misha

Misha Maynerick Blaise has partnered with brands such as Urban Outfitters, West Elm, CB2, Oopsy Daisy, and the New York Times Style Magazine. She was selected as the winner of a portfolio showcase at the 2015 Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference in Austin, Texas. In 2007, she was selected to contribute to a nationally acclaimed public art exhibit in Chicago titled “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet.” She and her husband own a green-building company in Austin, Texas, and she is also the author of This Phenomenal Life.