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: Two Many Birds Author & Illustrator: Cindy Derby Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 32 pages. Genre: fiction Themes: power of community, standing up for yourself, birds, inclusion, empathy, rules, resistance Opening: Synopsis: A lone authority-bird monitors the number of birds with access … Continue reading
Title: Love, Santa Written by: Martha Brockenbrough Illustrated by: Lee White Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2018 Ages: 8-11 (those starting to doubt Santa :)) Themes: truth, Christmas spirit, empathy, universal love, letters, holiday books
My school librarian podcast is up on the kidlitwomen.com website – I offer suggestions on how to bring equality to your bookshelves! (psst! also good tips for holiday shopping). Don’t miss! ow.ly/GPFB30mFr6G