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: Kitten and the Night Watchman Author: John Sullivan Illustrator: Taeeun Yoo Publisher: Paula Wiseman Books, 2019 Ages: 3-7 Literary Awards Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for Writer (2019) Themes: night watchmen, different jobs, worry, companionship. Kittens, belonging, comfort Opening: The night watchman hugs … Continue reading
Title: Penguinaut! Written by: Marcie Colleen Illustrated by: Emma Yarlett Publisher: Orchard Books, 2018 Ages: 3-7 Themes: penguins, the moon, adventure, imagination, being small, thinking big, friendship Opening: Orville was small. Synopsis: Orville lives at the zoo, surrounded by animal pals who go on exciting adventures. A hang … Continue reading
Title: They, She, He Easy as ABC – learn the ABCs and practice inclusive pronouns! By: Maya and Matthew Publisher: Reflection Press, April 2019 Ages: 3-6 Themes: Gender Now Curriculum, LGBTQ, transgender, pronouns, non-binary Opening: Ari loves to arabesque. They hold their pose with ease. … Continue reading