Bedtime Buckaroos: “Grace Parker: Just Like Me”

Posted on October 18, 2021 by Seth "from Marketing" Spillman in

Join us as we spark imaginations by hosting virtual bedtime stories with “Bedtime Buckaroos,” presented by Paycom.

Storytime plays a vital role in introducing children to the magic of books. Each week we’ll feature a new engaging Western story read by local authors, community leaders, traditional storytellers and Museum staff.

This week listen to Samone Thompson read “Grace Parker: Just Like Me” written and illustrated by Samone Thompson herself.

“Grace Parker is an energetic, imaginative young girl who goes to a career fair with her mother. While there, Grace begins to notice the people she encounters, all women in underrepresented career fields, have a lot in common with her. This inspiring book empowers young girls and boys to reach for the stars despite barriers they may face.”

About the Reader

“I have the privilege of teaching seventh grade science, honors math, coding, and robotics at a low-income school in Oklahoma City. My students are the source of my joy and passion for teaching. Although middle school can be a rough and challenging time for children, being able to see them develop and grow into amazing individuals makes me excited to do this job everyday. One of the things I wish I could change about my career is the support for students and education in Oklahoma and America. Our children are the future of this great nation; they are an asset to everyone who calls America home, but unfortunately not all children are treated as such in our current educational system.” – Samone Thompson

About the Annie Oakley Society

The Annie Oakley Society is made up of women leaders and philanthropists who, like Annie Oakley, play a significant role in shaping their communities while keeping the values and spirit of the West alive.

Through their efforts, members are working with the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to build and sustain world-class educational experiences to teach children and families the rich history of the American West.

You can help support the future of AOS and its mission of hands-on education of children and empowering and inspiring the next generation through a donation or by becoming a member of the Annie Oakley Society.

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