Mary Underwater (Hardcover)

By Shannon Doleski

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419740800, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
CD-Audio (4/7/2020)
CD-Audio (4/7/2020)

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About the Author

Shannon Doleski was born and raised in Cazenovia, New York. After graduating from Niagara University with an English Education degree, Shannon was an English teacher and swim coach in New York and Maryland. She lives with her husband, three children, and beagle wherever the Air Force sends them (currently West Texas). Visit her author website at Mary Underwater is her debut novel.

Praise For Mary Underwater


"This is perfect for readers not quite ready for Laurie Halse Anderson and anyone who needs a reminder that there’s always hope."

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Doleski’s debut features a protagonist who morphs from reticence to courage to overcome adversity as she learns the importance of both self-reliance and accepting support from friends. . . offers a realistic, engaging portrayal of adolescents dealing with parental violence." 

— Booklist

"A ruggedly heartwarming tale of resilience and romance."

— Kirkus

". . . a heartwarming story about submarines, first love, and asking for help when you need it the most. Readers will be rooting for Mary as they learn about submersible science and Joan of Arc." 

— School Library Connection