The story of the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Old Trace is one of diverse stories and perspectives. We here at the Parkway believe it is never too early to learn about diversity! The stories available for our Read with a Ranger program help introduce challenging topics to your young students that capture different viewpoints of the diverse people who have lived, worked and traveled along the Old Trace over the last ten thousand years. Our Read with a Ranger programs allow your students to connect with the stories people who lived so long ago through the magic of reading and will help encourage a life long love of reading and learning. All Read with a Ranger programs are suitable for grades preschool through 3rd grade and contain threads of equality, social justice, resilience and empathy. See our list of Read with a Ranger programs we offer below to find one that best suits your class.
If You Were A Kid During the Civil War by Wil Mara
"C" is for Chickasaw by Wiley Barnes and Aaron Long
Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle
Charlotte Spies for Justice by Nikki Shannon Smith
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light by Tim Tingle
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Dean Robbins
Last updated: May 10, 2022