Although I cannot verify this particular reader was used in Plevna or even Reno Co., Kansas, it is representative of the type of resources used and the content and values of the 1917-1920 time frame. On the front book fly is written pencil: Hariette 78, Viola 83, Harold 70, Ollie 94, Ronald 94.
The book was first copyrighted in 1917 by the University Publishing Company, The State of Kansas. The copy shown was published by 1920. The editors for the work were J.W. Searson, (Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan), George E. Martin (Supt. of the Training School and Dean of the Nebraska State Normal School, Kearney, NE) and Achsah May Harris (Kansas State Normal School, Emporia). It was illustrated by Ruth Mary Hallock.