By the Book: Angela Pratt, Hillsdale Elementary

Angela has been a media clerk for Granite School District for eight years. She has created a warm space for the students at Hillside Elementary, and does a great job in promoting the Beehive Book Awards.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

I have five unpublished books right now that I am trying to read and edit for my sister-in-law. Along with those are some religious self-help books that I am hoping will slowly just sink in while I am sleeping.

What was the last great book you read?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

The last book that made you cry?

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

The last book that made you laugh?

One that was not appropriate for children!

What kind of reader were you as a child? What childhood books and authors stick with you the most?

I was an avid reader as a child, I read everything I could get my hands on. The book I remember most was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I went back and read it as an adult and loved it just as much.

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?

Can’t remember it has been way too long.

What is your favorite book to recommend to children?

Books by Shannon Hale and the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

If you could only bring three books to a desert island, which would you pack?

The Holy Bible, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young, and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe

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6 thoughts on “By the Book: Angela Pratt, Hillsdale Elementary”

  1. It’s great to get to know Angela better. I, too, loved to read as a child. I can remember the very first “real” book I read — James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl. I was in the second grade, and got into it so much that I stayed up all night and finished it in one sitting! I love that memory, and have enjoyed many more reading marathon nights since.

  2. Angela is awesome and her love for reading and children shine through her. I always am impressed by media clerks and the books they are reading so they can recommend them to their students.

  3. Angela, I love that the last book you laughed at wasn’t appropriate for children. That made me laugh. How fun that you are editing books for your sister-in-law! If she gets published let us know.

  4. Laura Schmidt

    I, too, had to laugh that the last book you laughed at wasn’t appropriate for children. I just recently read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn after having it on my “to read” list for years. I loved it as well.

  5. Angie, your list of books give me a feeling of peace. And saying that the book that made you laugh wasn’t appropriate for children gave me my laugh for the day!!! Thanks. I would also like to know what type of books does your sister-in-law writes, can you let us know? That’s great that you help to edit them. Thanks for sharing and giving me some great reading suggestions like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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