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 that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also 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 actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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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
Title: Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love Authors: Lori Robinson & Jane Chodosh Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, April 2017 Ages: 11+ Themes: animal conservation, conservationists, endangered species Quotes I love: Who would think a wild leopard … Continue reading
Title: Tony and His Elephants, Best Friends Forever Text and photos by: Cathleen Burnham Published by: Crickhollow and Crispin Books, April 2017 Themes/Topics: elephants, baby animals, environmental conservation, Thailand, youth activism, wild animal rescue Genre: Nonfiction – 32 pages Suitable for ages: … Continue reading