Meet the Librarian

My name is Marissa Buzzard and I am the new librarian at Lamar High School. This is my first year as a librarian, but I have been working in education for the past four years. I graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelors of Science in English Education in 2018. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Clayton, and we are expecting our first child this year. We have two dogs; Milo, a black lab, and Lottie, a red Boston Terrier. When I am not spending time with my family, you can find me reading, crafting, or binging a new show on Netflix. I am so excited to hear about all of the good books you are reading this year and look forward to serving our school!

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What's on Mrs. Buzzard's Bookshelf?

Clap When You Land

By: Elizabeth Acevedo

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…

In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.

And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.

Daisy Jones and the Six

By: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

A Court of Thorns and Roses

By: Sarah J. Maas

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.

At least, he’s not a beast all the time.

As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Need help finding something to read? Take this Reading Personality Quiz to find out what type of reader you are. I can help match you with a book based off of personality! Come see me.

Contact Mrs. Buzzard

Marissa Buzzard

mbuzzard@lamar.k12.mo.us

417-682-5571