This slim 200 page novel packs in so much folklore, history, and action! It was recommended to me by one of my middle schoolers (she‘s normally more of a reluctant reader). Yemaya—a powerful mermaid orisha,Harriet Tubman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglas, indigenous Americans, enslaved people, and Quakers all have a moment to shine here. Celebrating heroes, compassion, and never giving up seem to be the themes. I loved it all!