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: A Brief History of Life on Earth Author & illustrator: Clémence DupontI Publisher: Prestel Verlag, 2019 (French edition, l’Agrume, 2017) Translated from French by: Paul Kelly Ages: 5-11 Themes: history of the earth, hadean age, archean age, proterozoic, phanerzoic age, eons … Continue reading
I have been blogging for seven years, and find my summer hiatus essential to my blogging energy. Plus my tendency to use the summer to travel far and wide doesn’t lend itself to regular access to wifi and social media. … Continue reading
Title: 125 Rescues, From Pound to Palace: Homeless Pets made Happy Publisher: National Geographic Kids 2017 Ages: 6-11 Nonfiction, 112 pages Themes: animals, pet rescues, pets, pet sanctuaries Opening: In many ways, they’re just like pets in your own life. They have quirks, … Continue reading