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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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
Title: Mixed, A Colorful Story Written and Illustrated by: Arree Chung Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, September 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: colors, mixing colors, diversity, acceptance, variety, mixed race Opening: In the beginning there were three colors. Reds, Yellows, and Blues. Synopsis: All special in … Continue reading
Title: Brave Author: Stacy McNaulty Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff Publisher: Running Press Kids, 2017 Ages: 3-7 Themes: courage Genre: concept book 32 pages Opening: A brave kid… …seeks adventure Synopsis: An empowering picture book for all kids that demonstrates to children that they can be real-life … Continue reading