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: When Aidan became a Brother Author: Kyle Lukoff Illustrator: Kaylani Juanita Publisher: Lee & Low Books Inc., 2019 Ages: 4-8 Themes: being a big brother, lgbtqia+, transgender, trans boy, family, intersectionality, transitioning, #ownvoices, pride, genders, identity Opening: When Aidan was born everyone thought … Continue reading
My school librarian podcast is up on the kidlitwomen.com website – I offer suggestions on how to bring equality to your bookshelves! (psst! also good tips for holiday shopping). Don’t miss! ow.ly/GPFB30mFr6G
I’m thrilled to be back blogging after a stellar three-month summer hiatus. I completed the first draft to my contemporary YA, which is my MFA thesis. I attended a superb writer’s craft conference for the benefit of the non-profit Sierra … Continue reading