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: Polar Bear Island Written by: Lindsay Bonilla Illustrated by: Cinta Villalobos Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, October 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: polar bears, immigration, inclusion, embracing difference, xenophobia, penguins Opening: POLAR BEAR ISLAND was peaceful and predictable. Parker, the mayor, planned … Continue reading
Title: The Diamond and the Boy – The Creation of Diamonds & The Life of H. Tracy Hall Author: Hannah Holt Illustrator: Jay Fleck Publisher: Balzer + Bray , 2018 Ages: 5-8 Themes: diamonds, inventor, experimentation, Tracy Hall, obstacles, scientist Genre: Picture Book Biography/nonfiction Opening: … Continue reading
Please Vote on Tuesday! And if it is at all possible, take your kids along to experience it. Voting is one of the most powerful peaceful actions we can take to ensure rights for all. Title: Peaceful Fights for Equal … Continue reading