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: One Plastic Bag Authors: Isatou Ceesay and The Recycling Women of Gambia (and Miranda Paul) Illustrator: Elizabeth Zunon Publisher: Milbrook Press, 2015 Ages: 4-8 Genre: Nonfiction Themes: plastic scrap, environment, conservation, recycling, community, plastics, single-use plastics, sustainability, pollution, waste, getting involved, solutions, Gambia … Continue reading
Another review in my focus on plastic pollution this month. This one targets older kids than last Fridays, and is broader than just plastic pollution, but a real winner. Title: What a Waste, trash, recycling and protecting our planet Author: Jess … Continue reading
As Some of you know, I have set aside October as a plastics-free month, where I am doing my best to buy nothing with plastic in it and reduce the use of plastic in my home. I shall be blogging … Continue reading