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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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 (1/25/19) is in its 6th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes … 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
Title: Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution Author: E. E Charlton-Trujillo Publisher: Candlewick, March 2019 Ages: 14+ Themes: LGBTQIA+, lesbians, fatness, mental health, abuse, sequel, bigotry, non-binary Opening: This was the beginning, again. Angie bit the end of her thumbnail, standing with a JanSport kitten-rage backpack given to her by KC … Continue reading