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: Mela and the Elephant Author: Dow Phumiruk Illustrator: Ziyue Chen Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press, April 15th, 2018 Ages: 3-7 Themes: kindness, empathy, Thai customs, Thailand, fables Opening: Mela set out to explore the banks of Ping River near her home. Her little brother … Continue reading
My online author-illustrator friend, Dow Phumiruk has just released a new picture book, Mela and the Elephant, which I love and am reviewing on Friday. Ziyue Chen’s art beautifully enhances Dow’s text, and in my goal to interview as diverse … Continue reading
Title: Maya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines-Designer of the Vietnam Memorial Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey Illustrator: Dow Phumiruk Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books, 2017 Ages: 7-12 Themes: artist, architect, biography, Vietnam Memorial, women Opening: In the woods by her childhood home, … Continue reading