Hi, YABCers!

Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for 

The Water Child by Ellen McGinty,

releasing March 2nd, 2021 by Ellen McGinty!





Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:


Hello YABC! Welcome to the cover reveal for THE WATER CHILD!

I’m over the moon to be here with you today for this cover reveal celebration! It took me ten years to see this book come to life and HERE IT IS! Isn’t the cover design by @alea_harper just gorgeous? She perfectly captured the heart of this pearl diving, tsunami survival story, and I’m so grateful for this opportunity to share it with you!







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The Water Child
By: Ellen McGinty

Release date: March 2nd, 2021

Publisher: Ellen McGinty



About the Book

From debut author Ellen McGinty comes a heartbreaking tale of discovery and loss, inspired by the events of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

Seventeen-year-old Tora Hayashi has always been irresistibly drawn to the ocean, lulled by the dream of becoming a pearl diver like her free-spirited, adventurous mother. But when their family moves to Tokyo, Tora’s beloved Okaasan becomes increasingly withdrawn, opening up an impassable chasm between mother and daughter.

Then Tora’s mother vanishes in the middle of the night, taking only her most precious possession: a pearl-white diving suit, locked away when they left Miyako. Believing that Okaasan may have returned to the sea, Tora persuades her best friend, Sakura, to accompany her back to their coastal hometown under the guise of a spring break trip. There, Tora begins to unravel a complicated web of painful secrets about her mother’s past…and discovers the real reason for the distance between them.

As Tora struggles to regain her balance, the entire coastline is hit by a brutal earthquake. With buildings collapsing and tsunami sirens wailing, Tora and a group of refugees race against a towering wall of black water to reach high ground. But when time runs out, it’ll take every ounce of strength she has to survive in a world where the ocean she loves is now bent on destroying her.


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About the Author

Ellen McGinty is an emerging author of Young Adult fiction, co-host of The Spinning Pen blog, and a working mom of three boys residing in Japan. Half her family is Texan—the cowboy variety—and the other half has lived in Asia for three generations. When not writing about brave adventures, she’s often exploring the unbeaten road.



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