Joanna MarpleIn my 20's, with only my guitar and a rucksack, I wandered the continents, immersing myself in the lives of some wonderful people, projects and stories, which changed the way I view my responsibility to others and this earth. Right now I'm a European transplant in the US who writes books for children and young adults. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but can connect us to others, and allow us to inspire and help each other. I believe that equity and empathy should be at the core of our all actions, words, and stories. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking! And I use the pronouns she/her.
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Title: Don’t Let Them Disappear, 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe Author: Chelsea Clinton Illustrator: Gianna Marino Publisher: Philomel Books, 2019 Ages: 4-8 Genre: nonfiction Themes: endangered species, extinction, conservation Opening: There are animals on every continent and in every ocean on earth. Tall ones … Continue reading
Title: Extraordinary Ordinary Ella Author: Amber Hendricks Illustrator: Luciana Navarro Powell Publisher: Amicus Ink, 2020 Ages: 5-8 Themes: individuality, unique gifts, ordinary, extraordinary, helping others, talent show, Opening: Meet Ella. Ella thinks she’s ordinary. But when she helps with the school talent show, … Continue reading