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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Following on from my Friday book recommendation about a red-tailedhawk in New York City, I have another New York book for you today, with a historical flavor. Laundry day By Maurie J. Manning Published by Clarion Books, 2012 Ages: 3+ … Continue reading
Onto another great CYBILS fiction picture book nomination! Title: MISS SALLY ANN and THE PANTHER Retold by Bobbi Miller, illustrated by Megan Lloyd Published by Holiday House, 2012, Ages: 4+ Themes: Panther, Sally Ann Thunder An Whirlwind, tall tales, legends … Continue reading
Time for another review of one of the 2012 CYBILS Fictiona Picture Book nominations. Otter and Odder Written by James Howe, illustrated by Chris Raschka Publisher: Candlewick, Oct 9th, 2012 Age: 6-9 Hardback: 40 pages Themes: biracial love, differences, otters, fish, nonconformity … Continue reading