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: This Raindrop Has a Billion Stories to Tell Author: Linda Ragsdale Illustrator: Srimalie Bassani Publisher: Flowerpot Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 Nonfiction Themes: raindrops, water cycle, water, stories, writing tools Opening: A raindrop has billions of stories to tell. In fact, THIS raindrop has been … 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
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents … Continue reading