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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The theme of earth day this year is, Invest In Our Planet. I picked this picture book because, a) I am an avid hiker, and b) I think hiking with kids is one of the best ways to introduce our … Continue reading
Title: Over, Bear! Under, Where? Author: Julie Hedlund Illustrator: Michael Slack Publisher: Philomel Books, 2021 Ages: 4-8 Format/Genre: narrative nonfiction Themes: wordplay, puns, compound words, fun, friendship Opening: Hi, Over. Hi, Under. Synopsis: Over and Under are two friends, and they’re enjoying a day at … Continue reading
Title: Julián at the Wedding (Julián, #2) Author & Illustrator: Jessica Love Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 32 pages. Genre: fiction Themes: weddings, love, self-expression, friendship, community, celebration, acceptance, queer wedding, lgbtqia+, gender-nonconformity Opening: This is Julián. And this is Marisol. Today They are Going to … Continue reading