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: Patricia’s Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight Author: Michelle Lord Illustrator: Alleanna Harris Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, January 2020 Ages: 6-9 Themes: mighty girls, female doctors, ophthalmology, invention, laser eye surgery, following a dream, equality, African American Women, Black History Month, patents, STEM, … Continue reading
Title: Little Leaders, Bold Women in History Author and Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Publisher: Little Brown and Co., 2017 Ages: 5-11 Themes: trailblazers, black women, role models, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, civil rights, diversity, girl power Genre: biographies Sample of the Introduction: “In a … Continue reading
Celebrating Black History Month! Title: Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses HortonPoet: Author and illustrator: Don Tate Publisher: Peachtree Books, 2015 Themes: slavery, illiteracy, poetry, African American, perseverance, Genre: biography Ages: 6-9 Opening: GEORGE LOVED WORDS. He wanted to learn how to read, … Continue reading