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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Tag Archives: Women’s History Month
The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 16, 2018, so I wanted to feature this tribute to BOBBI GIBB, on the pre-marathon weekend of festivities. Title: Running Girl, BOBBI GIBB and the BOSTON MARATHON Author:Annette Bay … Continue reading
Title: Little Leaders, Bold Women in History Author and Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Publisher: Little Brown and Co., 2017 Ages: 5-11 Themes: trailblazers, black women, role models, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, civil rights, diversity, girl power Genre: biographies Sample of the Introduction: “In a … Continue reading
Continuing my recommendations for Women’s History Month, Astronaut Annie, while fiction is inspired by the many women who have played important roles in space exploration and mission. See #KidlitWomen for daily links to posts by the children’s lit community, in celebration … Continue reading