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: Send a Girl, The True Story of How Women Joined FDNY Author: Jessica M. Rinker Illustrator: Meg Hunt Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, March 2021 Ages: 5-8 40 pages. Genre: biography Themes: firefighters, women, girls, equality, sexism, discrimination, New York City, FNDY, Brenda Berkman, feminism … Continue reading
Statue of Liberty This is my only overlap post with my A to Z of France, which I wrote in 2011 before I left Nice. She stands at the entrance to New York harbor . . . a 46m high … Continue reading
Title: Merry Christmas, Little Elliot Written and illustrated by: Mike Curato Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: friendship, Christmas spirit, togetherness, New York City Opening: Little Elliot was not excited about Christmas. “Let’s go see Santa,” said Mouse. Synopsis: Little … Continue reading