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: Over and Under the Pond Author: Kate Messner Illustrator: Christopher Silas Neal Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: pond ecology Genre: nonfiction 40 pages Opening: Over the pond we slide, splashing through lily pads, sweeping through reeds. The water’s a mirrror reflecting the sky. … Continue reading
Title: The March Against Fear – The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power Author: Ann Bausum Publisher: National Geographic Ages: 11-18 Themes: civil rights movement, protesting, marching, black power, march against fear, James Meredith, Mississippi, 1966 ……………………………………………………………….. … Continue reading
Title: Crow Smarts, Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird Author: Pamela S. Turner Photographs by: Andy Comins Art by: Guido de Filippo Publisher: HMH, 2016 Ages: 8-12 72 pages, nonfiction Themes. Crows, intelligence, tool use Opening: Munin has a problem. A human … Continue reading