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: WHAT IF…? THEN WE… Author: Rebecca Kai Dotlich Illustrator: Fred Koehler Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, 2019, Ages: 4-8 Themes: consequences, imagination, friendship, adventure Opening: WHAT IF…We got lost far, far, far away, and couldn’t find our way home. Synospis: Two … Continue reading
I love being part of a book tour, and even more so when it is a friend whose work you have seen evolve, deepen and knock-socks-off for a number of years. This is Fred’s début middle grade, and I am … Continue reading
Title: Hawk Rising Author: Maria Gianferrari Illustrator: Brian Floca Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2018, June 5th Ages: 3-7 Themes: hawks, raptors, red-tailed hawks, predators Genre: Narrative non-fiction Opening: Father Hawk stretches wide his wings. You stretch your arms as Mars rises red in the sky. Synopsis: … Continue reading