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: Around the World in 50 Weeks
Title: The Tooth Mouse Written by Susan Hood Illustrated by Janice Nadeau Published by Kids Can Press, 2012 Ages: 3-5 Themes: losing teeth, different ‘tooth fairy traditions, tooth mouse, France, youthful ingenuity Opening lines: Once long ago, atop an ancient cathedral in … Continue reading
Today’s book recommendation encapsulates my love of other cultures AND endangered animals. This is an enchanting story which introduces children to West Coast Canadian native life and one of the animals which would have been common to these communities, but … Continue reading