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 Name She Gave Me Author: Betty Culley Publisher: Harper Teen, 2022 Ages: 11-15 Format/Genre: Novel in verse Themes: adoption, birth family, fostering, siblings, names, identity, Maine, novels in verse Reviewed from an ARC Opening: Synopsis: When Rynn was born, her birth mother … Continue reading
Title: Pruett and Soo Author: Nancy Viau Illustrator: Jorge Lacera Publisher: Two Lions, 2022 Ages: 3-6 Format/Genre: fiction Themes: rules, feelings, friends, monochrome, colorful, identity, aliens, planets, questioning Opening: Planet Monochrome was a teeny tiny planet tucked in between Saturn and Jupiter. It blended in … Continue reading
Title: Me, Myself & Him Author: Chris Tebbetts Publisher: Delacorte Press, 2019 Ages: 14+/YA Themes: lgbtqia+, divorce, alternative timeline, gay, fate, religion, parallel universe, humor, identity, adventure, friendship, lies, #ownvoices Opening: The last thing I remember is sucking down a lungful of gas and … Continue reading