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: Animal Ark, Celebrating our WILD WORLD in Poetry and Pictures Author: Kwame Alexander Photographs by: Joel Sartore Published by: National Geographic Kids, February 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: animals, poetry Opening: Chorus of creatures Singing our names See what we … Continue reading
Title: Surf’s Up Author: Kwame Alexander Illustrator: Daniel Miyares Publisher: North South, 2015 Ages: 4-8 Themes: Surf, summer joys, reading Opening: Surf’s up, Bro! Not yet, Dude. Books’ are boring. Not this one. Synopsis: Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to … Continue reading
April is National Poetry month so to spice up my interviews I decided to talk to internationally renowned poet and anthologist, Lee Bennett Hopkins. In 1989 he received the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for “outstanding contributions to the field … Continue reading