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: Galapagos George Written By: Jean Craighead George Paintings By: Wendell Minor Published By: Harper, 2014. Themes/Topics: Galapagos Islands, giant tortoise, extinction Suitable for ages: 7-11 Opening: This is a story that took so long to happen that only the stars were present at the … Continue reading
Title: Roland Humphrey is Wearing WHAT? Written by: Eileen Kiernan-Johnson Illustrated by: Katrina Revenaugh Published by: Huntley Rahara Press, 2012 Ages: 4 upwards Themes: peer pressure, gender conformity, tolerance, self-acceptance, Openings Lines: “That’s right,” chimed in Lucy, who readily agreed, … Continue reading