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: Wild Orca, the Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World Written by: Brenda Peterson Illustrated by: Wendell Minor Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books, September 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: whales, conservation, connection, orcas, wildlife, Opening: On the longest day of summer light. Mia … Continue reading
Title: The Return of the Grizzly – Sharing the Range with Yellowstone’s top Predator Author: Cat Urbigkit Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, 2018 Ages: adult Themes: ecosystem, conflict, predators, grizzly bears, Wyoming, protection, federal and state regulations, Yellowstone, animal advocacy, Opening: It took searchers three … Continue reading
Title: Hawk Rising Author: Maria Gianferrari Illustrator: Brian Floca Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2018, June 5th Ages: 3-7 Themes: hawks, raptors, red-tailed hawks, predators Genre: Narrative non-fiction Opening: Father Hawk stretches wide his wings. You stretch your arms as Mars rises red in the sky. Synopsis: … Continue reading