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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Today is multicultural children’s book day and what better way to celebrate than with this visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, which has just won the Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award for … Continue reading
I suspect that even if you have only been writing for children for a short while, if you live in the US (and maybe elsewhere) you will know the name Betsy Bird, who was the Youth Materials Selections Specialist of New … Continue reading
Today is Endangered Species Day 2012 and my book selection pays homage to this. You can find out much more about events/reading/films and other resources fot this day at www.stop.extinction.org, for example they have a list of ten easy things … Continue reading