Author Archives: Joanna

Garbage Island Blog Tour – Middle Grade Recommendation & Giveaway

I love being part of a book tour, and even more so when it is a friend whose work you have seen evolve, deepen and knock-socks-off for a number of years. This is Fred’s début middle grade, and I am … Continue reading

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We Are Grateful, Otsaliheliga – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: We Are Grateful, Otsaliheliga  Written by: Traci Sorell Illustrated by: Frané Lessac Publisher: Charlesbridge, Sept. 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: thankfulness, seasons, Cherokee, Cherokee language, community     Opening: Cherokee people say otsaliheliga to express gratitude. It is a reminder to celebrate our blessings … Continue reading

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Cindy Derby – Illustrator Interview

Cindy and I have been FB friends for years and we tried to connect this summer when I was in San Francisco, but our timing never quite worked out. But that is okay as I always believe in leaving things to … Continue reading

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