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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My author/illustrator friend, Nina Laden, posts the most delightful pictures of what she gathers, grows and cooks on Lummi Island/Seattle (WA). Last week she shared a photo of two halves of a giant porcini that weighed in at over one … Continue reading
Aside from my picture book review of HI, KOO, last Friday, I haven’t been very active in poetry month this year. Before May is upon us, I wanted to rectify this and highlight a poet on the blog. Today’s interview … Continue reading
Title: A Word’s a Bird/Un Mot est un Oiseau Witten by Orel Protopopescu Illustrated by: Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie Published by Syntonia and Actialuna Category: Books Ages: 5+ Themes: children’s poetry, seasons, spring, nature, bilingual Platform: iPad Release Date: May 16th, 2013 Price: $ 2.99 Available at: Apple iTunes … Continue reading