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: No Fair – Science Fair Written and illustrated by Nancy Poydar Published by Holiday House, 2011 Ages: 5-8 Themes: science projects, competition, birds, perseverance, school Opening Lines: Mr Zee’s class was having a science fair. Otis had tried lots of project … Continue reading
What’s New at the Zoo Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and illustrated by Travis Foster Blue Apple Books, 2011, Fiction Suitable for: ages 3-7 Themes/Topics: Even in crowded conditions can’t they all just get along? Strong visuals for … Continue reading