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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Category Archives: Animals Endangered
Title: Mother Earth’s Lullaby – A Song for Endangered Animals Written by: Terry Pierce Illustrated by: Carol Heyer Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers, September 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: endangered species, lullaby, baby animals Opening: When Mother Earth bids goodnight, she casts her shafts of silver light. … Continue reading
Title: The Return of the Grizzly – Sharing the Range with Yellowstone’s top Predator Author: Cat Urbigkit Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, 2018 Ages: adult Themes: ecosystem, conflict, predators, grizzly bears, Wyoming, protection, federal and state regulations, Yellowstone, animal advocacy, Opening: It took searchers three … Continue reading
Title: Animal Ark, Celebrating our WILD WORLD in Poetry and Pictures Author: Kwame Alexander Photographs by: Joel Sartore Published by: National Geographic Kids, February 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: animals, poetry Opening: Chorus of creatures Singing our names See what we … Continue reading