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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The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 16, 2018, so I wanted to feature this tribute to BOBBI GIBB, on the pre-marathon weekend of festivities. Title: Running Girl, BOBBI GIBB and the BOSTON MARATHON Author:Annette Bay … Continue reading
Title: Henry Knox, Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot Author: Anita Silvey Paintings by: Wendell Minor Publisher: Clarion Books, 2010 Ages: 7-11 Themes: revolutionary war, patriotism, Henry Knox, biography, problem-solving 40 pages/ 16 chapters Opening: When other boys walked, Henry Knox bounced. Where others saw problems, … Continue reading
Title: Maya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines-Designer of the Vietnam Memorial Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey Illustrator: Dow Phumiruk Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books, 2017 Ages: 7-12 Themes: artist, architect, biography, Vietnam Memorial, women Opening: In the woods by her childhood home, … Continue reading