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: Interstellar Cinderella Written by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Meg Hunt Published by: Chronicle Books LLC, 2015 Themes/Topics: retelling fairytales, Cinderella, outer space, rhyme Suitable for ages: 4-8 40 pages Opening: Once upon a planetoid, amid her tools and sprockets, a girl named Cinderella dreamed … Continue reading
One of my hopes in spending time in New York is to get to know more authors and illustrators personally and soak in the scene. Judging by coffee shop conversations and sneeky over-the-shoulder laptop snooping in Brooklyn, every other person … Continue reading
You may or may not have noticed a certain obsession with elephants of late. I make no apologies for my idolization of these magnificent mammals. Much is maintained about these huge beasts, but how to divide myth from fact? These … Continue reading