What is your first library memory?
My first library memory is going to Multnomah County Central Library in downtown Portland, Oregon with my younger brother and dad. We were relatively new to the U.S. and didn't have access to many resources, including books, so our trips to the public library were treasured.
What is on your nightstand right now?
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibrahim X. Kendi. I'm part of the School Council at my children's school, and we are reading Ibrahim X. Kendi's book as part of our book study.
What book do you love to suggest to friends?
Who are your five favorite authors?
Haruki Murakami, Nick Hornby, Lydia Davis, Jacqueline Woodson, and Peter H. Reynolds. The latter two are, of course, authors of children's books. I have an eight-year old and six-year old so we are constantly reading and exploring different authors. We love Jacqueline Woodson's Each Kindness and Peter H. Reynolds's Word Collector and Happy Dreamer.
What book would you like to see adapted into a movie?
What book would you most like to read again for the first time?
This is a tough question
— either, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini or Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Both books made me laugh and cry.
Last book that made you laugh or cry (or both)?
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, which has also been adapted into a movie. It's a powerful book about racial bias and the criminal justice system in this country. I recommend reading the book before watching the movie!
Why do you love being a library trustee?
I'm proud to be part of an organization that offers so many enrichment programs and resources for the community.