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: Captain Cat Author & Illustrator: Inga Moore Publisher: Candelwick Press, 2013 Ages: 5-8 Themes: cats, reciprocity, adventure, exchange, happiness Opening: Captain Cat loved cats. There were more cats on board his ship, the Carlotta, than there were sailors in his crew–which is … Continue reading
Title: Whoo-Ku Haiku, A Great Horned Owl Story Author: Maria Gianferrari Illustrator: Jonathan Voss Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2020 Ages: 5-8 Themes: poetry, haiku, great horned owls Opening: A great horned owl pairFinds squirrel’s nest of oak leavesPerched high in a pine. Papa adds … Continue reading
Title: Equality’s call, The Story of Voting Rights in America Author: Deborah Diesen Illustrator: Magdalena Mora Publisher: Beach Lane Books, 2020 Ages: 5-8 Themes: equality, voting rights, women, African Americans, Native Americans, poor, voting, elections, voting rights history Opening: Our founders declared When our country … Continue reading