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: Grow Author:JoAnn Early Macken Illustrator: Stephanie Fizer Coleman Publisher: Boyds Mill Press, 2021 Ages: 3-6 Format/Genre: narrative nonfiction Themes: nature, growth, lifecycle, Opening: If you were an acorn, you’d swing from a stout twig, snug inside a hard brown shell, bristled cap on your … Continue reading
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents … Continue reading