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: Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou Author: Bethany Hegedus Illustrator: Tonya Engel Publisher: Lee & Low Books, 2019 Ages: 9-18 Themes: poetry, freedom, biography, black history month, poet, author, African American, civil rights, modern American writers Genre: biography … Continue reading →
I followed Lorin on Facebook on her personal page and that of her editing company before I actually met her in person at LASCBWI, 2013. We bonded over chocolate courvoisier in the lobby, as one does! I have attended workshops … Continue reading →
I came across Cheryl’s humorous illustrations of The Rooster Gets Chickenpox by Michelle Andersen recently, and decided to find out more! Illustrator or Author/Illustrator- If the latter, do you begin with words or pictures? Generally I start … Continue reading →