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: Equality’s call, The Story of Voting Rights in America Author: Deborah Diesen Illustrator: Magdalena Mora Publisher: Beach Lane Books, 2020 Ages: 5-8 Themes: equality, voting rights, women, African Americans, Native Americans, poor, voting, elections, voting rights history Opening: Our founders declared When our country … Continue reading
Title: Patricia’s Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight Author: Michelle Lord Illustrator: Alleanna Harris Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, January 2020 Ages: 6-9 Themes: mighty girls, female doctors, ophthalmology, invention, laser eye surgery, following a dream, equality, African American Women, Black History Month, patents, STEM, … Continue reading
Please Vote on Tuesday! And if it is at all possible, take your kids along to experience it. Voting is one of the most powerful peaceful actions we can take to ensure rights for all. Title: Peaceful Fights for Equal … Continue reading