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 Reading Challenge 2015
In line with my Diversity Monday posts this year, I wanted to let my readers know of Diversity in YA’s 2015 Anniversary Giveaway. They are giving away 100 books with main characters who are of color, LGBT, and/or disabled. Click here to … Continue reading
Today’s recommendation falls into category #9, A book written by or about someone on the autism spectrum. Title: RAIN REIGN Written by: Ann M. Martin Published by: Feiwel and Friends, October, 2014 Themes/Topics: Aspergers, homonyms, loss, rules Suitable for ages: 7-12 Awards: Schneider Family Book … Continue reading