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 that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also 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 actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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Title: Love is Love Author: Michael Genhart Illustrator: Ken Min Publisher: Little Pickle Press, June 2018 Ages: 4-7 Themes: pride, alternative family, two dads, bullying, lgbtqia+ Opening: I’ve got a problem. Today some kids were laughing at my shirt. They … Continue reading →
I read and review a lot of books each year, and this one stands out for me as a story that changed me. I am telling you, it is a must read. If it is on your TBR list, shuffle … Continue reading →
The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith Publisher: Scholastic 2002 Ages: 4-7 Theme: Bullying Opening and Synopsis; “MEAN JEAN was Recess Queen and nobody said any different. Nobody swung until Mean Jean swung. … Continue reading →