The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story

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Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Kokila
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
10.1 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781984814869

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About the Author
Tina Cho teaches at an international school and writes for the children's and educational markets. Though she grew up in Iowa, she now lives in South Korea. In her free time, she enjoys playing her electronic piano, careful not to bother her many neighbors in the high-rise apartment building she lives in with her family.

Jess X. Snow is a queer migrant Asian Canadian artist, filmmaker, and Pushcart-nominated poet based in Brooklyn. They are working to build a future where migrants and people of color see themselves as heroes on the big screen, city walls, and pages of children's books and feel empowered to create their own art. By merging community arts activism, healing practices, and film in their stories, Jess hopes to encourage others to discover sanctuaries inside themselves.
Reviews
Fall 2020 Kids' Indie Next List
Kirkus Best Children's Books 2020
Junior Library Guild selection
2021-22 International School of Beijing Panda Book Award
Freeman Award Honor
MARYLAND Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
VIRGINIA Reads
WASHINGTON DC Capitol Choices
WISCONSIN Picture This!

"Use this sweet story about family tradition, trust, and confidence to support STEM units on weather and tides, sea life, and ecology." --Booklist, starred review

"In Cho and Snow's celebration of this fascinating tradition, the risks and rewards are given only to the worthy--which takes practice, courage, and a grandmother's love." --Kirkus, starred review

"Sturdy prose by Cho (Rice from Heaven) highlights a segment of Korean society whose women preserve a vibrant tradition of enterprise, stamina, and cooperation, and Grandma shines as a kind of generous real-life superhero." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[A] must-have for any collection." --School Library Journal, starred review