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: Extraordinary Ordinary Ella Author: Amber Hendricks Illustrator: Luciana Navarro Powell Publisher: Amicus Ink, 2020 Ages: 5-8 Themes: individuality, unique gifts, ordinary, extraordinary, helping others, talent show, Opening: Meet Ella. Ella thinks she’s ordinary. But when she helps with the school talent show, … Continue reading
Title: Our Friend Hedgehog, The Story of Us Author & Illustrator: Lauren Castillo Publisher: Random House Kids, May 2020 Ages: 5-8 Chapter Book- 128 pages Themes: friendship, adventure, woodland animals, mutual support, friendship groups I received an ARC from the publisher for an … Continue reading
Today is multicultural children’s book day and what better way to celebrate than with this visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, which has just won the Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award for … Continue reading