Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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Title: Wonderful You, an Adoption Story Author: Lauren McLaughlin Illustrator: Meilo So Publisher: Random House, 2017 Ages: 3-7 Themes: adoption, families Opening: In a faraway land lived a lady in blue with a babe in her tummy named Wonderful You Synopsis: This … Continue reading
Tilte: In Our Mothers’ House Author/illustrator: Patricia Polacco Published by Philomel Books Ages: 7-11 Themes: multi-cultural adoption, family life, community, lesbians, mothers Opening Lines: When my mothers told me about how they brought me home to live with them shortly after I was … Continue reading
And Tango Makes Three Written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole Publishers : Simon and Schuster April 2005 Ages 3-8 Themes : penguins, zoos, love as the basis of family life , tolerance, adoption, diversity, homosexuality … Continue reading