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.
Easy Sign Up
My Facebook Author’s Page
Diverse Children’s Books
Tag Archives: Earth Day
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents … Continue reading
Title: The Earth Gives More Author: Sue Fliess Illustrator: Christiane Engel Publisher: Albert Whitman, 2019 Ages: 3-6 Themes: nature, earth, stewardship, earth day, seasons Opening: Feel the wind blow through your hair; as you breathe the clean, fresh air. Synopsis: From leaves falling and … Continue reading
Title: Animal Ark, Celebrating our WILD WORLD in Poetry and Pictures Author: Kwame Alexander Photographs by: Joel Sartore Published by: National Geographic Kids, February 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: animals, poetry Opening: Chorus of creatures Singing our names See what we … Continue reading