'Tis the season for Good Night Tulsa

Local book inspires a love of reading and community this holiday season

If you are in the market for a uniquely Tulsa gift idea this holiday season, look no further than the locally published Good Night Tulsa book written and illustrated by Tulsa Public Schools teachers and staff.   

From red pandas at the Tulsa Zoo to the Golden Driller, Good Night Tulsa brings to life a diverse variety of iconic locations. In addition to building a sense of community pride, a goal of the Good Night Tulsa project, published by the Foundation for Tulsa Schools, is to promote the love of reading and enhance literacy competence for the children of Tulsa. 

JoAnn Caldwell, recently retired fine arts academic coordinator for Tulsa Public Schools, led the effort of selecting teachers and developing the overall storyline. “Working on this book has been a pleasure for all of us and we were honored to be asked to lend our talents,” says Caldwell. “The Good Night Tulsa project certainly made for a wonderful closure to my time at Tulsa Public Schools and I’m excited for all of the families who will discover this book!”

Proceeds from Good Night Tulsa benefit the programs of the Foundation for Tulsa Schools, including Partners in Education. Thanks to support from Cox Communications and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, for every book sold this holiday season, one will be donated to a Pre-K student at Tulsa Public Schools. 

Good Night Tulsa is a celebration of the art and community that make up the fabric of Tulsa. By bringing this book to coffee tables, home offices and bookshelves, we’ll be able to continue providing the critical resources our schools need in the future”, stresses Brian Paschal, president and CEO of the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. 

To purchase Good Night Tulsa online or view a list of local retailers, visit

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