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: breath to breath Written by: Craig Lew Edited by: Emma D. Dryden Published by: Relish Media. Expected date- November, 2015 Themes/Topics: child sexual exploitation, empathy, parental addiction, memory suppression, football hazing, secrets Suitable for ages: 14+ Reviewed from an ARC won through a Goodreads … Continue reading
April Fool Phyllis Written by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler Published by Holiday House, 2011 Themes: April Fool’s Day, weather, groundhogs, treasure hunts, blizzard Ages: 5-8 Synopsis: Punxsutawney Phyllis, despite being only a young groundhog, is something of … Continue reading
This book combines not only my interest in animals, especially those endangered, but also takes place in a beautiful and little known part of the world, Namibia. The Etosha national park nestles in the north of the nation, in part … Continue reading