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: The Stuff of Stars Author: Marion Dane Bauer Illustrator: Ekua Holmes Publisher: Candlewick, 2018 Ages: 5-11 Themes: universe, big bang, evolution, wonder, humanity, biology, science Opening: In the dark, in the dark, in the deep, deep, dark, a speck floated, invisible as a … Continue reading
Title: Crocodali Author & Illustrator: Lucy Volpin Publisher: Little Bee, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: Dali, abstract art, interactive story Genre: fiction 4o pages Opening: I am Crocodali, the most talented painter in the whole wide world. And you are in my studio! Synopsis: This … Continue reading
Title: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art -The Noisy Paint Box Written by Barb Rosenstock Illustrated by Mary Grandpré Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2014 Ages: 5-11 Themes: abstract art, sounds, Kandinsky, historical fiction First lines: Vasya Kandinsky spent his days learning to … Continue reading