Special Event for Kids: Maya Cameron-Gordon - The Mermaid Princesses (Corte Madera Store)


Maya Cameron-Gordon

The Mermaid Princesses

Corte Madera Store
Sat., April 15, 2023 • 11:00am

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Special Event for Kids! Ages 4-8!

A magical story starring three Black mermaid sisters who each wish to wear the underwater crown! Perfect for fans of Little Mermaid and Oona.

Anaya, Shante, and Kianna are sisters.

And these mermaid princesses couldn’t be more different!

One day, when a problem too big for any of them to solve alone comes their way, they find out which one of them has what it takes to become legend of the sea.

This fun adventure, inspired by African mermaid myth, magic, and spirituality, reminds young readers about the importance of teamwork and the different strengths we can all bring to the table—or throne.


“…this story combines bright, jewel-toned colors and an upbeat narrative…. Cameron-Gordon makes clear that though mermaids of color—like all mermaids—might be a fantasy, they’re one we can all can share.” – Kirkus Reviews


Maya Cameron-Gordon is an author, a mom, and a former teacher. She’s also a graduate with an MFA in filmmaking and is extremely passionate about the representation of Black children in media. Through her film and children’s books, Maya hopes to further diversify children’s fantasy and make it a genre in which Black children can easily find characters that look like themselves.



Maya Cameron-Gordon photo courtesy of Lakeela Smith.



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The Mermaid Princesses: A Sister Tale By Maya Cameron-Gordon, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063205253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - March 28th, 2023