Author Archives: Joanna

Gender Queer, A Memoir – YA, Book recommendation

Title: Gender Queer, A Memoir Author/illustrator: Maia Kobabe  Publisher: Lion Forge LLC, 2019 Ages: 14+ Genre: Graphic memoir Themes: gender identity, gender queer, non-binary eir-story, pronouns, honest, lgbtqia+, asexuality, exploring one’s identity, e-em-eir, Opening: Synopsis: In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir … Continue reading

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 – New Kid

I had already written this post before Monday’s wonderful news that for the first time in history a graphic novel, NEW KID, had won this year’s Newbery Medal. Congratulations, Jerry Kraft. And Jerry created this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day … Continue reading

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The Story of Seeds, Think Global, Act Local – Book Recommendation

Title: The Story of Seeds, Think Global, Act Local; Our Food is in Crisis. What will you do to protect it? Author: Nancy F. Castaldo Photos (mainly) by: Nancy F. Castaldo Genre: Nonfiction  Publisher: Hougthon Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 Ages: 11+ Themes: seeds, agriculture, food, … Continue reading

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