Library Department Chair
Upper School Librarian
Top Three Books: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
First Book I Remember Reading: I remember reading Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney with my mom. I loved the illustrations and the way that the main character lived such a full and interesting life and “made the world more beautiful.” Another excellent book from my childhood was Eric Hill’s Spot Goes to School. I really enjoyed ripping the flaps off since it was a pop-up book.
Top Three Books: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, and The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Favorite Authors: Jasper Fforde and Laura Ingalls Wilder (in my top three). I also loved LM Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) when I was growing up. As an adult, I like to read mysteries and thrillers, which are often series, so I’m always happy to find an author that I like. Currently those include Tana French and Jo Nesbo. For classic literature, John Steinbeck is always great.
Middle School Librarian
Top Three Books: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Do you have a reading “guilty pleasure?” It’s not “guilty” exactly, but I love books by Jenny Han. I’ve read almost everything she has written including Shug, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Summer I Turned Pretty series. I met Jenny Han at the National Book Festival and was such a fangirl! I could say I read the books for my job, but that would be a lie. I read them because I love them. I’m also a big fan of graphic novels and sneak one in anytime I can.
Lower School Librarian
Library Assistant- Lower School