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: Du Iz Tak? Author & Illustrator: Carson Ellis Publisher: Candlewick, 2016 Ages: 5-8 Themes: possibility, drama, invention Genre: fiction 48 pages Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2017 Opening: Du iz tak? Ma nazoot. Synopsis: Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies … Continue reading
Title: Hush that Hullabaloo Author: Donna Marie Merritt Illustrator: Chris Demarest Publisher: MacLaren-Chocrane, June 20th, 2017 Ages: 3-8 Themes: Scottish brogue, birthday celebrations, rhyme, grandparents Opening: Hullabaloo! Hullabaloo! Hush that hullabaloo! Michty me! What to do? Hush that hullabaloo! Synopsis: Grandpa is fretting at … Continue reading
Title: Maya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines-Designer of the Vietnam Memorial Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey Illustrator: Dow Phumiruk Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books, 2017 Ages: 7-12 Themes: artist, architect, biography, Vietnam Memorial, women Opening: In the woods by her childhood home, … Continue reading