About the Author
Leila Vrhel graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA and became an elementary school teacher in the East Bay. She wrote stories for her students and read them aloud during class before she decided to try self-publication. She currently lives in Hercules, CA as a teacher and continues to write literature for youth.
This is a folktale about Yara, a Seychelloise girl who embarks on a journey to find her mother, the legendary water spirit, Mami Wata. She not only finds her mother, but the spiritual strength inside to rescue her entire people from slavery.