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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Tag Archives: Endangered Animals
I know, I know, I promised you interviews on Tuesdays and here I come with a book review. This is a book of passion and courage; a book championing, as I often do on my blog, the rights of other … Continue reading
Today’s book recommendation encapsulates my love of other cultures AND endangered animals. This is an enchanting story which introduces children to West Coast Canadian native life and one of the animals which would have been common to these communities, but … Continue reading
African lion, noble and vulnerable. So proud of his pride. Fewer than 21,000 remain in all of Africa. Support this species through Wildlife Direct or Born Free. Bactrian camel, survives sun, sand, winter storm, but not miners’ … Continue reading