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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The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents … Continue reading
It has been way too long since I did one of my illustrator interview and what better a distraction than to delve into the artistic life and work of a picture book creator during these “quarantine days.” I have had … Continue reading
Title: Black is a Rainbow Color Author: Angela Joy Illustrator: Ekua Holmes Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 Themes: African Americans, history, stories in rhyme, color black, black culture, Opening: Red is a rainbow color.Green sits next to blue.Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,They are rainbow … Continue reading