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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MCBD2022 – Harriet Tubman’s Secret Raid, Finish the Story!
I am thrilled to once again be participating in Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022 (1/28/22), which I have done since its inception 9 years ago! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms … Continue reading
Posted in Book recommendation, children's books, Children's literature, Diverse Children's Books, Multicultural Children's Book Day Tagged adventure, alternative endings, American heroine, black history month, civil war, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Tubman's Secret Raid, interactive challenges, Jeffrey Benson, MG books, Racism, secret mission, union army 3 Comments
Pride Month Book Recommendations – Me, Myself & Him
Title: Me, Myself & Him Author: Chris Tebbetts Publisher: Delacorte Press, 2019 Ages: 14+/YA Themes: lgbtqia+, divorce, alternative timeline, gay, fate, religion, parallel universe, humor, identity, adventure, friendship, lies, #ownvoices Opening: The last thing I remember is sucking down a lungful of gas and … Continue reading
Posted in Book recommendation, LGBTQIA Tagged #ownvoices, adventure, alternative timeline, Chris Tebbetts, divorce, fate, friendship, gay, humor, identity, LGBTQIA+, lies, parallel universe, religion 2 Comments
Captain Cat – Perfect Picture Book Friday
Title: Captain Cat Author & Illustrator: Inga Moore Publisher: Candelwick Press, 2013 Ages: 5-8 Themes: cats, reciprocity, adventure, exchange, happiness Opening: Captain Cat loved cats. There were more cats on board his ship, the Carlotta, than there were sailors in his crew–which is … Continue reading
Posted in Book recommendation, children's books, Perfect Picture Book Friday Tagged adventure, Captain Cat, cats, exchange, reciprocity 4 Comments