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: Love is Love Author: Michael Genhart Illustrator: Ken Min Publisher: Little Pickle Press, June 2018 Ages: 4-7 Themes: pride, alternative family, two dads, bullying, lgbtqia+ Opening: I’ve got a problem. Today some kids were laughing at my shirt. They … Continue reading →
Title: Sparkle Boy Author: Lesléa Newman Illustrator: Maria Mola Publisher: Lee and Low, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: brothers and sisters, self expression, lgbtqia+, bullying, diversity Genre: fiction 4o pages Opening: Jessie adored all things glittery, shimmery and sparkly. “Look at my shimmery … Continue reading →
Title: Just One Thing Author: N. Viau Drawings by: Timothy Young Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, 2016 Ages: 8-11 Themes: Bullying, learning to love oneself, not giving up, friendship Opening: Chapter One — The Cloud of doom I didn’t mind being Anthony … Continue reading →