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: 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 People Shall Continue Author: Simon J. Ortiz Illustrator: Sharol Graves Publisher: Lee & Low Books, 2017 40th Anniversary Addition Ages: 6-10 Genre: Narrative nonfiction Themes: Native American History, Native American month, oppression, civil rights, conservation, respect Opening: Many, many years ago, all … Continue reading
Title: Tell me About Sex, Grandma Author & Illustrator: Anastasia Higginbotham Publisher: The feminist Press at Cuny, 2017 Ages: 7+ Themes: sex, growing up, natural curiosity, feelings, the spectrum, safety, sex ed for all ages, choice Opening: Sex is everywhere. Synopsis: A book … Continue reading