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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Title: Patricia’s Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight Author: Michelle Lord Illustrator: Alleanna Harris Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, January 2020 Ages: 6-9 Themes: mighty girls, female doctors, ophthalmology, invention, laser eye surgery, following a dream, equality, African American Women, Black History Month, patents, STEM, … Continue reading
Title: So Tall Within – Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk To Freedom Written by: Gary D. Schmidt Illustrated by: Daniel Minter Published by: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 8-18 Themes: slavery, freedom, civil rights, Sojourner Truth, mighty women, emancipation, leadership Genre: biography … Continue reading
Title: The Big Bed Author: Bunmi Laditan Illustrator: Tom Kinght Publisher: Farrar Strauss Giroux, 2018 Ages: 4-7 Themes: bed sharing with parents, humor, toddleresque logic, sharing mommy Opening: We need to talk about the big bed. Synopsis: The Big Bed is a … Continue reading