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: The Fighting Infantryman, The Story of Albert D. J. Cashier, Transgender Civil War Soldier Author: Rob Saunders Illustrator: Nabi H. Ali Publisher: little bee books, 06/02/2020 Ages: 4-8 Nonfiction: Themes: transgender, solder, civil war, immigrant, infantryman, lgbtqia+, civil war history, primary sources, gender identity, … Continue reading
June Pride is upon us. And I am mourning the cancelation of New York’s March for the first time in 50 years. And it is their 50th anniversary! I have attended every year since moving here. But I still have the … Continue reading
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