Indiana is called the Hoosier State and its people are known as Hoosiers, although historians don't really know why. They do, however, have several ideas about the origins of the famous nickname. Children can learn these origins and other facts about the Hoosier state in "H is for Hoosier: An Indiana Alphabet," written by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds and illustrated by Bruce Langton.
Pick this book up if you have even a passing interest in witches, Nigeria, leopard-people, & magic. Nnedi Okorafor brilliantly depicts teenage self-discovery with a uniquely non-European lense & adds not a little, bbut a LOT of magic. Fitting in with physical differences is hard enough, but add a mogical society surrounding African Jujuism & pursuit of a serieal killer in the mix & you've got one heck of a complicated coming of age story. Seriously recommend.