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: The New Girl…and Me Story by Jacqui Robbins Art by Matt Phelan Published by Richard Jackson Books, 2004 Ages: 5-8 Themes: first day in new school, friendship, Opening Lines: The first day the new girl comes to our class, … Continue reading
I recently participated in one of children’s literature historian, Leonard Marcus’ literary tours in New York, where among other delightful people, I met author-illustrator, Brian Floca. I was impressed with his knowledge of children’s book publishing and immediately went home … Continue reading
When I sold my Nice apartment and packed up and stored my 11 boxes a year ago, I terminated all standing orders and subscriptions on my French bank account except one, my SCBWI membership. I’d give up beer and cheese before … Continue reading