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: 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
I have the perfect picture book to kick of March’s Women’s History Month. See KidlitWomen for daily links to posts by the children’s lit community, in celebration of Women’s History Month and focusing on improving the climate for social and gender … Continue reading
Title: Brave Author: Stacy McNaulty Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff Publisher: Running Press Kids, 2017 Ages: 3-7 Themes: courage Genre: concept book 32 pages Opening: A brave kid… …seeks adventure Synopsis: An empowering picture book for all kids that demonstrates to children that they can be real-life … Continue reading