Maria has been a made clerk at Diamond Ridge Elementary for one year, where she works with Leslie Benson.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
Royal Brides by Traci Hunter Abramson, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by A.B. Keuser, and The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
What was the last great book you read?
Shadows of Valor by Elsie Park
The last book that made you cry?
When the Brave Ones Cried by Lee Dalton
The last book that made you laugh?
Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans! by Gary Northfield
What kind of reader were you as a child? What childhood books and authors stick with you the most?
I only liked “fun” books, anything that was not required reading, but mostly fantasy and mystery. I enjoyed the Nancy Drew series and A Key to Many Doors by Emily Baker Loring.
What is the best book you were required to read as a student?
Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
What book did you hate reading as a student?
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read. I actually did not read this book. I did not like some of the things that happened in the book.
What is your favorite book to recommend to children?
Half Magic by Edward Eager and Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
If you could only bring three books to a desert island, which would you pack?
The Freedom Factor by Gerald N. Lund, Persuasion by Jane Austen, and Kiss of a Stranger by Sarah M. Eden