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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Title: Fresh-Picked Poetry, A Day at the Farmer’s Market Author: Michelle Schaub Illustrator: Amy Huntington Publisher: Charlesbridge, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: farmer’s market, friendship, healthy eating, fresh produce Genre: poetry, slice-0f-life Opening: Market Day Today Its market day Hooray. Hooray! Spy the wonders … Continue reading
Title: Tell me About Sex, Grandma Author & Illustrator: Anastasia Higginbotham Publisher: The feminist Press at Cuny, 2017 Ages: 7+ Themes: sex, growing up, natural curiosity, feelings, the spectrum, safety, sex ed for all ages, choice Opening: Sex is everywhere. Synopsis: A book … Continue reading
Title: Wonderful You, an Adoption Story Author: Lauren McLaughlin Illustrator: Meilo So Publisher: Random House, 2017 Ages: 3-7 Themes: adoption, families Opening: In a faraway land lived a lady in blue with a babe in her tummy named Wonderful You Synopsis: This … Continue reading