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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June Pride is upon us. And I am mourning the cancelation of New York’s March for the first time in 50 years. And it is their 50th anniversary! I have attended every year since moving here. But I still have the … Continue reading
Title: Plenty of Hugs Author: Fran Manushkin Illustrator: Kate Alizadeh Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2020 Ages: 3-5 Themes: moms, children, hugs, parenting, lgbtqia+ Opening: Look up, The sun shines on everyone There are plenty of fish in the sea There’s a buzz for … Continue reading