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: Julián at the Wedding (Julián, #2) Author & Illustrator: Jessica Love Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 32 pages. Genre: fiction Themes: weddings, love, self-expression, friendship, community, celebration, acceptance, queer wedding, lgbtqia+, gender-nonconformity Opening: This is Julián. And this is Marisol. Today They are Going to … Continue reading
Title: Love is Love Author: Fleur Pierets Illustrator: Fatinha Ramos Publisher: Six Foot Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 32 pages. Genre: nonfiction/fiction Themes: marriage, marriage equality, queer love, love, lgbtqia+, marriage traditions, lesbian couple Opening: We are Fleur and Julian, and we are two women in love. … Continue reading
Title: Mayor Pete, the Story of Pete Buttigieg (Who did it first?) Author: Rob Saunders Illustrator: Levi Hastings Publisher: Henry holt and co., 07/21/2020 Ages: 4-8 48 pages Nonfiction: biography Themes: political biography, Pete Buttigieg, political office, office of president, electoral campaigns, millennials, lgbtqia+, mayors, Indiana … Continue reading