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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Wildcat Island – Books and Places Part 2
I have already blogged about my hero, Nancy, from Swallows and Amazons here. In many ways for me this may be the ultimate children’s adventure: Pirates, natives (adults), exploration, tension, treasure, scary moments, sailing, camping, humiliation, exhilaration, excitement, conflict, peace-making, … Continue reading
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