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 that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also 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 actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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My author/illustrator friend, Nina Laden, posts the most delightful pictures of what she gathers, grows and cooks on Lummi Island/Seattle (WA). Last week she shared a photo of two halves of a giant porcini that weighed in at over one … Continue reading
I’m back with another Wednesday series of interviews with published and unpublished illustrators whose work I admire. So prepare to be wowed by the skill and fascinated by their process and passions as we get a glimpse into their lives … Continue reading
My final choice of the year for Picture Book Perfect Friday just happens to be one of my absolute favorite releases this year! Title: Once Upon a Memory Author: Nina Laden Illustrator: Renata Liwska Published by Little Brown, December 2013 Ages: 3-6 Themes: Memory, cycles of … Continue reading