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: Mommy, Mama, and Me Author: Lesléa Newman Illustrator: Carol Thompson Publisher: Tricycle Press, 2008 Ages: 0-3 Themes: lesbians, two moms, families, lgbtqia, pride, same-sex parents Board book, 20 pages Opening: Mommy picks me up, up, up. Mama pours juice in my cup. Synopsis: … Continue reading
Title: Ogilvy Author: Deborah Underwood Illustrator: T. L. McBeth Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2019 Ages: 4-7 Themes: acceptance, gender expression, stereotyping, non-binary, lgbtqia+, Pride, gender fluid, self-confidence, Pride month, transgender, rhyme, Opening: Ogilvy happily hopped up and down.The very first day in a … Continue reading