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: The Last Tree Author & Illustrator: Emily Haworth-Booth Publisher: Pavilion, 2020 Ages: 4-8 32 pages. Genre: fiction Themes: hope, rebellion, environment, trees, conservation, problem-solving, harmony Opening:Once Upon a time , a group of friends were looking for a place to live. The desert was … Continue reading
Title: the blue giant Author & Illustrator: Katie Cottie Publisher: Pavilion Children’s books, UK, 2020 Ages: 4-8 Themes: conservation, the ocean, plastic waste, ecology, care for the earth, pollution Synopsis: Meera and her mom are enjoying a break at the seaside. Until a creature … Continue reading
Title: The People Shall Continue Author: Simon J. Ortiz Illustrator: Sharol Graves Publisher: Lee & Low Books, 2017 40th Anniversary Addition Ages: 6-10 Genre: Narrative nonfiction Themes: Native American History, Native American month, oppression, civil rights, conservation, respect Opening: Many, many years ago, all … Continue reading