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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Book Recommendation – Silver People, Voices from the Panama Canal
Title: SILVER PEOPLE – Voices from the Panama Canal Author: Margarita Engle Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 25th, 2014 Genre/Form: Historical fiction in verse Ages: 12+ Themes: Creation of Panama Canal, laborers, race, rain forest Opening Sentences: MATEO from the Island of Cuba JOB HUNT … Continue reading