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Bedtime Buckaroos: “Thunder Rose”

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

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 Diana Fields, the Chief Program Officer at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, read “Thunder Rose” by Jerdine Nolen  (Author), Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)

“Thunder Rose vows to grow up to be more than just big and strong, thank you very kindly–and boy, does she ever! But when a whirling storm on a riotous rampage threatens, has Rose finally met her match?
Jerdine Nolen’s wondrous tale and Kadir Nelson’s outstanding illustrations bring to life this larger-than-life story about a resilient young girl who overcomes adversity even in the face of mother nature.”

About the Reader

Diana Fields is the Chief Program Officer at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Diana began her career in the museum field at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. She has been focusing on development and programming for over 16 years, recently assisting the Annie Oakley Society with the Museum’s successful $15 million capital campaign, Liichokoshkomo’.

Liichokoshkomo’ is an outdoor educational experience that features hands-on/minds-on interactive exhibits for children and families. Personally, Fields grew up in a multiracial family that was loud and proud about their heritage, including Scottish, Eastern Band of Cherokee and African American roots. And now she and husband Arthur, an enrolled Pawnee and Otoe tribal descendent, are raising their five children in the same way.

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