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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Leyla Safa – Illustrator Interview
I am so excited to interview an artist from a nation I would love to visit. As a school librarian, I have made sure that we have a number of books written by Iranians and/or set in Iran, but today I … Continue reading
Posted in diversity, Illustrators, Interview, We Nee Diverse Books Tagged children's literature, Illustrator interview, Iran, Iranian, Leyla Safa, picture books, Tehran 9 Comments