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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What do you do when you are at a posh reception at the French embassy to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of one of the top French Children’s publishing houses, ”Ecole des Loisirs, and you spot one of your favorite author/illustrators … Continue reading
I recently participated in one of children’s literature historian, Leonard Marcus’ literary tours in New York, where among other delightful people, I met author-illustrator, Brian Floca. I was impressed with his knowledge of children’s book publishing and immediately went home … Continue reading
Title: FRIENDS OF THE EARTH, A history of American Environmentalism Author: Pat McCarthy Publisher: Chicago Review Press, to be released in March 2013 Distributed by IPG, www.ipgbook.com Ages: 9+ Themes: USA environmentalism, biographies, conservationists, Opening Lines: For 18 hours, the winds howled … Continue reading