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: Pink, Blue, And You! Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes Author & Illustrator: Elise Gravel With: Mykaell Blais Publisher: Random House, 2022 Ages: 4-8 Format/Genre: nonfiction Themes: gender stereotypes, gender identity, pronouns, lgbtqia+, transgender, Opening: Synopsis: s it okay for boys to cry? … Continue reading
Title: What Are Your Words? A Book about Pronouns Author: Katherine Locke Illustrator: Anne Passchier Publisher: Little Brown, 2021 Ages: 5-8 Format/Genre: concept book Themes: personal pronouns, adjectives, respect, words, gender fluidity, lgbtqia+, Opening: My Uncle Lior is coming to visit today! I can’t wait … Continue reading
Title: The Key to You and Me Illustrator: Jaye Robin Brown Publisher: Harper Teen, 2021 Ages: 13+ Format/Genre: Contemporary YA Themes: Pride Month, romance, coming-out, out and proud, riding, driving, dating, lesbians, small-town south, lgbtqia+ Synopsis: A sweet and funny #ownvoices LGBTQ+ romance perfect for … Continue reading