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: We Will Live in This Forest Again Author & Illustrator: Gianna Marino Publisher: Neal Porter Books, 2020 Ages: 4-8 32 pages. Genre: narrative nonfiction Themes: forest, wildfires, northern California, forest animals, regrowth, restoration, ecology Opening:We have always lived in this forest. Its trees and … Continue reading
Title: baby bear sees BLUE Written and illustrated by Ashley Wolff Published by Beach Lane Books, 2012 Ages: 2-6 Themes: colors, bears, daily rhythm Opening Lines: Deep down in the den, baby bear wakes up. He yawns and blinks and stretches … Continue reading