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Mermaid Kenzie by Charlotte Watson Sherman
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Mermaid Kenzie by Charlotte Watson Sherman
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Jan 18, 2022 | ISBN 9781635923100

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“This is an uplifting story about a little Black girl who imagines that she is a mermaid and the ultimate protector of the deep. Poetic writing is accompanied by bright illustrations that are welcoming and reflect Kenzie’s sense of wonder. Children who have spent time at the beach will identify with many of Kenzie’s experiences, while teachers will appreciate the book’s STEM connections, perfect for lessons on recycling or Earth Day storytimes.” —Booklist

“This inspiring picture book shows the positive impact even the youngest of us can make. The text, written in African American Vernacular English, teems with evocative, often lyrical descriptions of the marine setting. An understated yet unambiguous call to action for everyone to do their part to protect the oceans.” —Kirkus Reviews

Combining dialogue with songlike poetry, Sherman centers a young Black child named McKenzie who enjoys visiting the beach, donning a mermaid tail, and playing in the water with a seal buddy named Cocoa….Digital art by Bowers renders glossy, big-eyed characters of varying skin tones against vividly colored, thinly outlined backdrops, while poetic lines…lead to a feel-good ending with an inspiring message.” —Publishers Weekly

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