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: Sometimes We Tell The Truth Written by: Kim Zarins Publisher: Simon Pulse, 2016 Ages: 14+ (YA) Themes: high school, story-telling, confessions, The Canterbury Tales, perfect score, sexuality, gender roles Opening: My mother drives me to school like … Continue reading
Title: Sometimes rain Written by: Meg Fleming Illustrated by: Diana Sudyka Publisher: Beach lane Books, October 2018 Ages: 3-7 Themes: seasons, weather, wonder, exploration, Opening: Sometimes drizzle. Drip-drip drain. Sometimes picnic. Sometimes rain. Synopsis: Sometimes it rains, sometimes it snows, sometimes the sun … Continue reading
Title: The Journey Author and Illustrator: Francesca Sanna Publisher: Flying Eye Books, 2016 Ages: 6-12 Themes: immigration, journeys, fear of unknown, new homes, hope, refugees Opening: I lived with my family in a city close to the sea. Every summer we used to spend … Continue reading