Nina LaCour Author Visit!


Nina LaCour

@ Stuart Library

Friday, March 10th

7th Period

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In conjunction with the NoVa TEEN Book Festival, Stuart Library is thrilled to host Nina LaCour.  Nina is an award-winning author of several young adult novels dealing with relationships, love, loss, and coming of age.  Click the book covers below for descriptions of her books.

A few lucky students will win a copy of Nina’s newest book, We Are Okay.




Chatting with Nikki Giovanni

Poet Nikki Giovanni appears in this undated photo.

Tuesday, December 6th at 1:30 pm in Stuart Library

Stuart students are lucky to have the incredible opportunity of Skyping with Poet & Storyteller Nikki Giovanni!

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Ms. Giovanni has been called “The Poet of the Black Revolution,” and has created an extensive body of work, writing on topics such as family, love, the African-American experience, perseverance…  Ms. Ji, Ms. Gunther and Ms. Walter-Lerman especially like the poem below.  Can you guess why?

My First Memory (Of Librarians)

This is my first memory:
A big room with heavy wooden tables that sat on a creaky
wood floor
A line of green shades—bankers’ lights—down the center
Heavy oak chairs that were too low or maybe I was simply
too short
For me to sit in and read
So my first book was always big
In the foyer up four steps a semi-circle desk presided
To the left side the card catalogue
On the right newspapers draped over what looked like
a quilt rack
Magazines face out from the wall
The welcoming smile of my librarian
The anticipation in my heart
All those books—another world—just waiting
At my fingertips.

 Explore more of Ms. Giovanni’s work through this “Get to Know Nikki Giovanni” guide.

Students, please stop by Stuart Library to check out Ms. Giovanni’s books and to find out how you can participate.  For more information on Nikki Giovanni, visit