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: Tony and His Elephants, Best Friends Forever Text and photos by: Cathleen Burnham Published by: Crickhollow and Crispin Books, April 2017 Themes/Topics: elephants, baby animals, environmental conservation, Thailand, youth activism, wild animal rescue Genre: Nonfiction – 32 pages Suitable for ages: … Continue reading
Title: family begins with a… Wish Written and illustrated by: Matthew Cordell Published by: Disney Hyperion, 2015 Themes/Topics: parents, elephants, waiting a long time for a baby Suitable for ages: 4-7 Opening: At first there is us. There is only us. But even before … Continue reading
You may or may not have noticed a certain obsession with elephants of late. I make no apologies for my idolization of these magnificent mammals. Much is maintained about these huge beasts, but how to divide myth from fact? These … Continue reading