Mary Alice Barksdale and
Donna Jessie Fogelsong
Donna Jessie Fogelsong is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Elementary Education at Virginia Tech. Donna has spent most of her life in Virginia and taught previously in the elementary grades. She currently works with preservice teachers in literacy and social studies. She’s interested in teacher education, literacy education, listening literacy, global education, and social studies literacy.
The Ride of Molly Tynes: A Tale Passed Down
illustrated Emily Hurst Pritchett
When Molly Tynes learns of an impending attack on a neighboring town, she mounts her horse without hesitation, risking life and limb to warn and protect her community. Four mountains, rough trails, and wild animals stand between Molly and her journey’s end. Through this legendary tale of a courageous Civil War-era woman, the storytelling tradition of Southwest Virginia lives on.