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: Home in the Woods Author & Illustrator: Eliza Wheeler Publisher: Nancy Paulson Books, 2019 Ages: 4-8 Themes: poverty, Great Depression, family, home, fortitude Opening: Synopsis: This picture book from Eliza Wheeler is based on her grandmother’s childhood and pays homage to a family’s … Continue reading
Title: Rainbow, A First Book of Pride Author: Michael Genhart Illustrator: Anne Passchier Publisher: Magination Press, 2019 Ages: pre-school Genre: Nonfiction Themes: rainbow, color meanings, pride, lgbtqia+ community Opening: “Rainbows.”“Every color means something.“ Synopsis: This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an … Continue reading
Title: Ruby’s Hope, A Story of How the Famous “Migrant Mother” Photograph Became the Face of the Great Depression Author: Monica Kulling Illustrator: Sarah Dvojack Publisher: Page Street Publishing, McMillan, 2019 Genre: fictionalized biography Ages: 6-10 Themes: Great Depression, poverty, photography, famine, Oklahoma, Dorothea … Continue reading