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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I have been blogging for seven years, and find my summer hiatus essential to my blogging energy. Plus my tendency to use the summer to travel far and wide doesn’t lend itself to regular access to wifi and social media. … Continue reading
Title: Star-Crossed Author: Barbara Dee Publisher: Aladdin, March, 2017 Ages: 9-13 Themes: family, friendship, 8th grade theater production, crushes, LGBTQIA, Romeo & Juliet Opening: “It wasn’t about me, I knew. But still.” Synopsis: Mattie, a star student and … Continue reading
Title: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit Author: Joyce Robin Brown Publisher: Harper Teen, 2016 Ages: 14+ Themes: lesbians, LGBTQIA, Georgia, balancing gay orientation and faith, step moms, changing friendships Opening: “COME ON EILEEN” is a terrible song at any wedding. … Continue reading