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: A Child’s Garden, a story of hope Written and illustrated by Michael Foreman Published by Candlewick Press, 2009 Ages: 3-5 Themes: War, hope, vines, resilience Opening line: The boy saw it after a night of rain, a speck of green in … Continue reading
Title: The Tooth Mouse Written by Susan Hood Illustrated by Janice Nadeau Published by Kids Can Press, 2012 Ages: 3-5 Themes: losing teeth, different ‘tooth fairy traditions, tooth mouse, France, youthful ingenuity Opening lines: Once long ago, atop an ancient cathedral in … Continue reading
Title: 10,000 Dresses Written by Marcus Ewert Illustrated by Rex Ray Published by Seven Stories Press, 2008 Ages: 5-8 Themes: transgender people, self-perception, dresses, relationships, Opening Lines: Every night Bailey dreamed about dresses. Synopsis: Every night Bailey, a little boy, dreams of dresses. Bailey proceeds downstairs … Continue reading