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: 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
As Some of you know, I have set aside October as a plastics-free month, where I am doing my best to buy nothing with plastic in it and reduce the use of plastic in my home. I shall be blogging … Continue reading
Title: NEW YORK Day & Night Author: Aurélie Pollet Illustrator: Vincent Bergier Publisher: Prestel Verlag, March 19th, 2019, originally published in French by l’Agrume in 2017 Ages: 3-6 Themes: New York City, perception, nighttime, daytime, imagination Genre: Concept picture book Opening: … Continue reading