DIVerse Families
 
Merrow

Title

Merrow

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780763679248

Pages

233 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Enduring whispers about her absent mother's alleged merrow origins after her father drowns, twelve-year-old Neen questions her identity as she becomes increasingly torn between the worlds of the sea and her island home.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Multicultural; Physical disability; death of a mother; death of a father; aunt raising niece; multicultural child; blind; blind child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

aunt

Awards

Aurealis Award, 2010, Finalist, Young Adult Novels
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2016
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

death; sea; village; lost; identity; water; Christianity; pagan

Diversity Impact

direct

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