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: We Are Grateful, Otsaliheliga Written by: Traci Sorell Illustrated by: Frané Lessac Publisher: Charlesbridge, Sept. 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: thankfulness, seasons, Cherokee, Cherokee language, community Opening: Cherokee people say otsaliheliga to express gratitude. It is a reminder to celebrate our blessings and … Continue reading
Linda Boyden was the second (and since there have been many more) person that I had gotten to know in the online kid lit community who invited me to stay before meeting me. It was in October of 2012 and … Continue reading
New friends these days so often mean new stories. It’s one of the thrills of belonging to creative communities – sharing in others’ creative works, getting glimpses into their lives through their books. No less than three author friends gave … Continue reading