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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Title: Du Iz Tak? Author & Illustrator: Carson Ellis Publisher: Candlewick, 2016 Ages: 5-8 Themes: possibility, drama, invention Genre: fiction 48 pages Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2017 Opening: Du iz tak? Ma nazoot. Synopsis: Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies … Continue reading
Title: My Grandparents Love Me Author: Claire Freedman Illustrator: Judi Abbot Publisher: Paula Wiseman Books (S & S), 2016 Ages: 2-5 Themes: grandparents, concept picture book Book received from Publisher in exchange for an unbiased review Opening: I’m off to Gran and Grandpa’s with … Continue reading