Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester. Jacket art by Loika (Yan Qin Weng). The book will be released on May 10, 2022, by Clarion Books/HarperCollins. Preorder the book here.
Verónica, a Peruvian‑American teen with hip dysplasia, auditions to become a mermaid at a Central Florida theme park in the summer before her senior year, all while figuring out her first real boyfriend and how to feel safe in her own body, in this gorgeously written and authentic novel.
Natalia Sylvester is the author of two novels for adults, CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME, which won an International Latino Book Award. RUNNING, her debut novel for young adults, was a 2020 Junior Library Guild Selection and honored as a Rise: A Feminist Book Project 2021 selection. Born in Lima, Peru, Sylvester grew up in Florida and Texas and received a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. nataliasylvester.com | Twitter/Instagram: @nataliasylv.