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: Hush that Hullabaloo Author: Donna Marie Merritt Illustrator: Chris Demarest Publisher: MacLaren-Chocrane, June 20th, 2017 Ages: 3-8 Themes: Scottish brogue, birthday celebrations, rhyme, grandparents Opening: Hullabaloo! Hullabaloo! Hush that hullabaloo! Michty me! What to do? Hush that hullabaloo! Synopsis: Grandpa is fretting at … Continue reading
While visiting with author/illustrator Hazel Mitchell last month I had the privilege of accompanying her to visit renowned author, artist, poet, patron Ashley Bryan in his home on Little Cranberry Island, Acadia, Maine. He not only showed us around his … Continue reading
April is National Poetry month so to spice up my interviews I decided to talk to internationally renowned poet and anthologist, Lee Bennett Hopkins. In 1989 he received the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for “outstanding contributions to the field … Continue reading