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: The Diamond and the Boy – The Creation of Diamonds & The Life of H. Tracy Hall Author: Hannah Holt Illustrator: Jay Fleck Publisher: Balzer + Bray , 2018 Ages: 5-8 Themes: diamonds, inventor, experimentation, Tracy Hall, obstacles, scientist Genre: Picture Book Biography/nonfiction Opening: … Continue reading
Title: Sewing the Rainbow – The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag Written by: Gayle E. Pitman Illustrated by: Holly Clifton-Brown Publisher: Magination Press, October 2018 Ages: 4-8 Genre: biography Themes: lgbtqia+ history, gay flag, rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker Opening: In a … Continue reading
Title: Pride, The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Author: Rob Sanders Illustrator: Steven Salerno Publisher: Random House, April 2018 Ages: 5-9 Themes: gay pride, Harvey Milk, the rainbow flag, lgbtqia+, strength, leadership, change, power, control, politics and differing opinions, tolerance Genre: biography Opening: … Continue reading