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 that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also 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 actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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Title: Brave and Loyal, An Illustrated Celebration of Livestock Guardian Dogs Author & Photographer: Cat Urbigkit Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, 2016 Ages: 9-99 Themes: dogs, livestock guardian dogs, canines, predators, working dogs, shepherds, ranching, farming, ecosystems Opening: The wolves arrived in the darkest hour of … Continue reading
About three years ago I saw Cat’s photos popping up regularly in my friend Terri Farley’s Facebook feed (Terri is a fabulous advocate for wild horses and a children’s author). I quickly friended Cat and look forward daily to her … Continue reading
Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been an important day ever since. It’s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy. From the beginning, children and schools … Continue reading