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: We Shall Overcome Author: Debbie Levy Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton Publisher: Jump at The Sun Books, 2013 Ages: 4-8 Themes: song, equality, African Americans, slavery, freedom Opening: I’ll be all right, I’ll be all right, I’ll be all right some day. … Continue reading
Title: Come with me Author: Holly McGhee Illustrator: Pascal Lemaître Publisher: G. R. Putnam’s Sons. 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: making a difference, hope, empathy, small acts of kindness Opening: All over the world, the news told and retold of anger and hatred– People … Continue reading
Title: Crocodali Author & Illustrator: Lucy Volpin Publisher: Little Bee, 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: Dali, abstract art, interactive story Genre: fiction 4o pages Opening: I am Crocodali, the most talented painter in the whole wide world. And you are in my studio! Synopsis: This … Continue reading