River Mermaid (Paperback)
Mercedes lives for art. Her mother is a famous sculptor, and since she was a small child Mercedes has dreamed of following in her mother's footsteps. But it's hard living in the shadow of a legend. And when Mercedes's application at a prestigious art school is rejected, she is devastated and walks away from her art.
Try as she does, she finds it hard to build a life as a regular teen. And when life serves her a traumatic situation, her art is the only thing that will pull her through.
An exploration of grief and self-acceptance, this novel-in-verse celebrates the healing power of creativity.
About the Author
Christy Goerzen is passionate about the arts. She teaches art and entertainment management at Capilano University and holds a Master of Arts in Children's Literature from the University of British Columbia. River Mermaid is Christy's fourth book for young people.