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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Lovely blog-following peeps, As I do every summer, I shall be taking July and August off from my usual blogging schedule. This is for two reasons: firstly, a break always enables me to return refreshed and re-inspired to blogging, an … Continue reading
Today’s book falls into category #12 and has just been updated and rereleased after 25 years. Title: Heather Has Two Mommies Written by: Leslea Newman Illustrated by: Laura Cornell Published by: Candlewick Press, 2015 (First published in 1989 by Tzivia … Continue reading
Title: Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes Written by: Henry L. Herz, Josh Herz and Harrison Herz Illustrated by: Abigail Larson Published by: Pelican Publishing Company, February 7th, 2015 Themes/Topics: nursery rhymes, spoofs, gruesome twists Suitable for ages: 4-10 32 pages, story book … Continue reading