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: Polar Bear Island Written by: Lindsay Bonilla Illustrated by: Cinta Villalobos Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, October 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: polar bears, immigration, inclusion, embracing difference, xenophobia, penguins Opening: POLAR BEAR ISLAND was peaceful and predictable. Parker, the mayor, planned … Continue reading
Title: A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider Author: Barbara Herkert Illustrator: Lauren Castillo Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Genre: biography Themes: authors, E. B. White, inspiration Opening: When young Elwyn White lay sick in bed, a bold mouse … Continue reading
Title: My Hike in the Forest Author & Illustrator: Neecy Twinem Publisher: Muddy Boots, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: animals, plants, forests, adventure, hiking Genre: Nonfiction Opening: Down the soft path and into the lush forest, we eagerly begin our hike. All is quiet, … Continue reading