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: Great Rivers of the World Author: Volker Mehnert Illustrator: Martin Haake Publisher: Prestel, 2020 Translated from German by: Paul Kelly Ages: 6-11 (and middle school) 42 pages, tall format Genre: nonfiction Themes: rivers, culture ecology, ecosystem, history, legends, geography Opening:Introduction The great rivers of … Continue reading
Title: the blue giant Author & Illustrator: Katie Cottie Publisher: Pavilion Children’s books, UK, 2020 Ages: 4-8 Themes: conservation, the ocean, plastic waste, ecology, care for the earth, pollution Synopsis: Meera and her mom are enjoying a break at the seaside. Until a creature … Continue reading
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents … Continue reading