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: Business Pig Author & Illustrator: Andrea Zuill Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, 2018 Ages: 4-7 Themes: pigs, business, jobs, adoption, animal sanctuary, being different Opening: One Morning at the Sunshine Sanctuary for farm Animals, Jelly Bean the sow gave birth to … Continue reading
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