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 that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also 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 actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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Title: Pride, The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Author: Rob Sanders Illustrator: Steven Salerno Publisher: Random House, April 2018 Ages: 5-9 Themes: gay pride, Harvey Milk, the rainbow flag, lgbtqia+, strength, leadership, change, power, control, politics and differing opinions, tolerance Genre: biography Opening: … Continue reading
Title: Roland Humphrey is Wearing WHAT? Written by: Eileen Kiernan-Johnson Illustrated by: Katrina Revenaugh Published by: Huntley Rahara Press, 2012 Ages: 4 upwards Themes: peer pressure, gender conformity, tolerance, self-acceptance, Openings Lines: “That’s right,” chimed in Lucy, who readily agreed, … 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