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: Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves Author: L. M. Elliott Publisher: Catherine Tegan Books, 2022 Ages: 10-14 Format/Genre: historical fiction Themes: WWII, Virginia, Chesapeake Bay, German U-boats, tugboats, mental health, loss, grief, war, USA, coming of age Opening: My mama … Continue reading
Title: Classified, The Secret career of MARY GOLDA ROSS, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer Author: Traci Sorell Illustrator: Natasha Donovan Publisher: Milbrook Press, 2021 Ages: 5-8 40 pages. Genre: biography Themes: women, girls, equality, aerospace, engineer, Cherokee, Cherokee values, Lockheed Missiles and Space, Native American, math Opening: … 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