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Simidele is a Mami Wata – a mermaid – dutybound to collect souls of those who die at sea and bless their journeys to the Supreme Creator. When a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi does the unimaginable, she saves his life. To protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must make the dangerous journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. Skin of the Sea is a story of great love and resistance based in West African mythology.
Natasha Bowen is a writer, teacher, and mother of three. Skin of the Sea is her debut novel.
Nicola Yoon is the bestselling author of Instructions for Dancing, The Sun is Also a Star, and Everything Everything. She’s also a National Book Award finalist, Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient, a Walter Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. Two of her novels have been made into major motion pictures.
Ages 14 and up