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 that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also 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 actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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Title: Hawk Rising Author: Maria Gianferrari Illustrator: Brian Floca Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2018, June 5th Ages: 3-7 Themes: hawks, raptors, red-tailed hawks, predators Genre: Narrative non-fiction Opening: Father Hawk stretches wide his wings. You stretch your arms as Mars rises red in the sky. Synopsis: … Continue reading
Title: Pink is for Boys Author: Robb Perlman Illustrator: Eda Kaban Publisher: Running Press Kids, June 5th 2018 Ages: 4-7 Themes: gender stereotyping, colors, acceptance, inclusion Opening: Pink is for Boys. And girls. Synopsis: This timely and beautiful picture book … Continue reading
Title: On Gull Beach (On Bird Hill and Beyond #3) Author: Jane Yolen Illustrator: Bob Marstall Publisher: The CornellLab Publishing Group, 2018 Ages: 4-7 Themes: starfish, beach life, seagulls, predators, Cape Cod, shoreline habitat, ecology, wildlife, New England Opening: As I was walking on … Continue reading