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: Rabbit and the Motorbike Author: Kate Hoefler/Sarah Jacoby Illustrator: Kate Hoefler Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2019 Themes: courage, travel, friendship, grief, expanding horizons, loss Ages: 3-6 Synopsis: Rabbit isn’t sure he’ll ever be brave enough to go on an adventure. … Continue reading
New friends these days so often mean new stories. It’s one of the thrills of belonging to creative communities – sharing in others’ creative works, getting glimpses into their lives through their books. No less than three author friends gave … Continue reading
Michael Rosen’s SAD BOOK Written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Published by Candlewick Press, 2004 Ages: 5 – adult Themes: Loss, grief, sadness Opening/Synopsis: “This is me being sad. Maybe you think I am happy in this picture. … Continue reading