Heidi has been a media clerk at Morningside Elementary for four years.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
What was the last great book you read?
I just finished reading The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen and loved it. I also recently enjoyed Echo by Pamela Muñoz Ryan, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands, and The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
The last book that made you cry?
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
The last book that made you laugh?
What kind of reader were you as a child? What childhood books and authors stick with you the most?
I loved to read as a child and read every night before falling asleep. I loved Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, books by Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary, Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls, The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg.
What is the best book you were required to read as a student?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
What book did you hate reading as a student?
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and The Iliad by Homer.
What is your favorite book to recommend to children?
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
- Echo by Pamela Muñoz Ryan
- The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
- Loot by Jude Watson
If you could only bring three books to a desert island, which would you pack?
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery and Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.