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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I have selected a golden oldie to celebrate Princess Week. Many Moons By James Thurber, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin Published by Voyager Books, 1943 Awards: Recipient of the Caldecott Medal in 1944 Ages: 7-11 Themes: Moon, princesses, wisdom, foolishness, fairy … Continue reading
Snow – Written and Illustrated by Uri Schulevitz Farrer Strauss and Giroux, 1998 In this simple story, a boy and his dog experience the first snowfall of the year in a busy, small town. Just as the snow begins to … Continue reading
What’s New at the Zoo Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and illustrated by Travis Foster Blue Apple Books, 2011, Fiction Suitable for: ages 3-7 Themes/Topics: Even in crowded conditions can’t they all just get along? Strong visuals for … Continue reading