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: Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet Author: Barbara Dee Publisher: Aladdin, Sept. 2022 Ages: 9-12 Format/Genre: Fiction Themes: eco-anxiety, teens, pollution, climate crisis, chemical pollutants, rivers, friendships, anxiety, bullying, panic attacks, insomnia, nail-biting Reviewed from an ARC Favorite Quote (as a librarian ;)) : … Continue reading →
Title: Flamer Author and Illustrator : Mike Curato Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, Sept 2020 Ages: 14+ Themes: bullying, homophobia, racism, fat-phobia, scout camp, coming of age, Asian-Americans, body positivity, religion, fighting parents Genre: Graphic Novel, fiction Synopsis: It’s the summer between middle school … Continue reading →
Title: The Proudest Blue, A Story of Hijab and Family Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad with S. K. Ali Illustrator: Hatem Aly Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 2019 Ages: 4-7 Themes: hijabs, faith, sisters, bullying, Islam, social justice, rites de passage Opening: Mama hold out the … Continue reading →