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: 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 →
Title: Lily and Dunkin Author: Donna Gephart Publisher: Delacorte Press, May 2016 Ages: 10-14 Themes: Transgender children, manic depression, bipolarity, mental illness, bullying 352 pages Opening: Girl Lily Jo is not my name. Yet. But I am working on that. That’s why I … Continue reading →
Title: Dumplin’, Go Big or Go Home Written by: Julie Murphy Published by: Balzer & Bray, 2015 Ages: 12+ Themes: Overweight people, bullying, self acceptance, beauty pageants, diversity, friendship, high school dating, Texas Opening: All the best things in my … Continue reading →