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: Hi, I’m Norman – The Story of American Illustrator NORMAN ROCKWELL Author: Robert Burleigh Illustrator: Wendell Minor Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2019 Ages: 5-9 Themes: American artists, Norman Rockwell, oil paintings, artist’s biography, Opening: Hi, I’m Norman, Norman Rockwell. Come on in. This is … Continue reading
Title: Masterpiece Mix Author & Illustrator: Roxie Munro Publisher: Holiday house, 2017 Ages: 7-11 Themes: art history, inspiration, famous artists Opening: Today I will make a new painting. Synopsis: The second spread is invitational with its tubes of paint and a blank canvas. … Continue reading