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: Wild Orca, the Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World Written by: Brenda Peterson Illustrated by: Wendell Minor Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books, September 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: whales, conservation, connection, orcas, wildlife, Opening: On the longest day of summer light. Mia … Continue reading
Title: Henry Knox, Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot Author: Anita Silvey Paintings by: Wendell Minor Publisher: Clarion Books, 2010 Ages: 7-11 Themes: revolutionary war, patriotism, Henry Knox, biography, problem-solving 40 pages/ 16 chapters Opening: When other boys walked, Henry Knox bounced. Where others saw problems, … Continue reading
Title: Trapped, A Whale’s Rescue Author: Robert Burleigh Illustrator: Wendell Minor Publisher: Charlesbridge, 2015 Ages: 4-8 Themes: endangered species, fishing nets, conservation, marine life, humpback whales, animal rescue, California Opening: The huge humpback whale dips and dives. Her sleek black sides shimmering, she spy hops, … Continue reading