Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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Title: Ben and the Emancipation Declaration Author: Pat Sherman Illustrator: Floyd Cooper Publisher: Eerdman’s Books for Young Readers, 2010 Ages: 8-12 Themes: African Americans, Unites States, President Lincoln, Emancipation, literacy Genre: Fiction Opening: “Excuse me, sir,” Ben tugged on the sleeve of a passing gentleman, “Does that … Continue reading
Title: The Truth of Right Now Author: Kara Lee Corthron Publisher: Simon Pulse, Jan. 3rd, 2017 Ages: 14+ Themes: abuse, family conflicts, mental illness, violence, racism, white privilege I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for … Continue reading
Title: Lift Your Light a Little Higher The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave-Explorer Author: Heather Henson Illustrator: Bryan Collier Publisher: Athenium Books for Young Readers, 2016 Ages: 6-9 Themes: Slavery, exploration, caving, reading, pioneers, biography, Kentucky, Mammoth cave Opening: The past is like … Continue reading