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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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