Ms. Pierce is from Oklahoma City and graduated from Westmoore High School (2008), Oklahoma City University with a Bachelors in English Literature (2013), and University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Library and Information Studies (2016). She started enjoying reading for pleasure at an early age, but it was not until 5th grade when her teacher encouraged her to widen her reading interest. This teacher made a big impact on Ms. Pierce's life which led to her desire to become an educator. Becoming a librarian has always been a dream of hers, but she did not decide to pursue this dream until her last semester at OCU during her undergrad.
Ms. Pierce started working for the Metropolitan Library system a week after she graduated from OCU in 2013. She started out as a Library Aide at Almonte Library. After a year and a half, she was promoted to Associate Librarian at Southern Oaks Library. This is when she met the previous librarian for the Mount , Mrs. Adams, and started to do an internship at the school in September 2015. Ms Pierce was hired as the new librarian after Mrs. Adams left and started in August 2016. She feels blessed to be part of the Mount family and enjoys the school's Catholic community.
She created this site to provide the Mount students with information they need to succeed in school, such as databases and the library's online catalog. The site also shares events and activities that are happening in the library. Ms. Pierce has started a peer tutoring group, book club, and a few fun events, such as decorating the library for Christmas.
Valora Luck has two things: a ticket for the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world, and a dream of leaving England behind and making a life for herself as a circus performer in New York. Much to her surprise, though, she's turned away at the gangway; apparently, Chinese people aren't allowed into America.
But Val has to get on that ship. Her twin brother, Jamie, who has spent two long years at sea, is on board, as is an influential circus owner. Thankfully, there's not much a trained acrobat like Val can't overcome when she puts her mind to it.
As a stowaway, Val should keep her head down and stay out of sight. But the clock is ticking and she has just seven days as the ship makes its way across the Atlantic to find Jamie, audition for the circus owner, and convince him to help get them both into America.
Then one night, the unthinkable happens, and suddenly Val's dreams of a new life are crushed under the weight of the only thing that matters: survival.