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: FIVE Minutes (That’s a lot of time) (No, it’s not) (Yes, it is) Authors: Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick Illustrator: Olivier Tallec Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019 Ages: 3-7 Genre: fiction Themes: time, five minutes, abstract thinking, passage of time, emotional intelligence, … Continue reading
Title: Soccerverse – Poems about Soccer Author: Liz Steinglass Illustrator: Edson Îke Publisher: Wordsong, 2019 Ages: 4-8 Genre: Poetry Themes: soccer, poetry, poetic forms, diversity Example: THE FANS I like it when my parents come. I like when they are near. But when they yell … Continue reading
Title: Aunt Pearl Author: Monica Kulling Illustrator: Irene Luxbacher Publisher: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2019 Ages: 6-9 Themes: homelessness, family, love, garbage, acceptance, imagination, ambiguity, free-spirit, mental health, compassion Opening: Aunt Pearl had no home of her own. She slept wherever she … Continue reading