Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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Title: Flashlight Night Author: Matt Forrest Esenwine Illustrator: Fred Koehler Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, Sept 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: nighttime, adventure, flashlights, bookish inspiration Genre: fiction 32 pages Opening: Flashlight …opens up the night. Synopsis: Flashlight Night is an ode to the power of … Continue reading
Title: Ramona Blue Author: Julie Murphy Publisher: Balzer & Bray, 2017 Themes: love, genderqueer, fluid sexuality, bisexualism, lesbianism, family, responsibility, labeling, poverty, swimming Age: 13+ Opening: This is a memory I want to keep forever: Grace standing at the stove of her parents’ … Continue reading
Title: Love, Triangle Author: Marcie Colleen Illustrator: Bob Shea Publisher: Balzer & Bray, Oct. 3rd, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: friendships, geometry, puns, shapes, conflict, jealousy Opening: Ever since they were a dot and a speck, Circle and Square’s friendship had a shape of its own. … Continue reading