Sukey and the Mermaid
Sukey's new step-pa is a mean, bossy man. Every day Sukey wakes at dawn to work in the garden. All her step-pa ever does is watch her and yell if she so much as stops to fan herself. Sukey's ma calls him Mister Jones. Sukey prefers the name "Mister Hard-Times."
Son one day, Sukey runs away to her secret place by the ocean. There, she calls up Mama Jo, a beautiful black mermaid. Mama Jo's got a surprise for Sukey; a magical kingdom beneath the sea without time or pain. But it's also without people. Is it really better than the world above?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - npetzold - LibraryThing
This is the amazing story of Sukey the mermaid, drawn from various African Americanstories, who befriends Mama Jo a mermaid in the sea because her father is a mean and evil man. Sukey finds a friend and mentor in Mama Jo and learns about goodness and love overcoming all things. Read full review
Suky and the mermaidUser Review - Bella - Target
Great book illustrations and story Read full review