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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Category Archives: Diversity Day 2016
Title: Girl Mans Up Author: M-E Girard Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, 2016 Ages: 14+ Themes: gender, queer, gender fluidity, LGBTQIA, Portuguese Canadians, friendship, loyalty, respect, family dynamics Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review Opening: There … Continue reading
Title: Somewhere Among Author: Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu Publisher: Athenium Books for Young Readers, 2016 Ages: 8-12 Themes: Japanese/American, biculturism, 2001, new baby, 9/11, terrorism, bullying I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review Opening: PREPARING MYSELF … Continue reading