A Song Below Water is Bethany C. Morrow's second novel. Her first published work MEM, another work of speculative fiction, addressed the ideas of cloning, memory, and trauma. Morrow is the editor of the anthology Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance, which was released in 2019. It "aims to provide marginalized teens visibility and validation in stories of everyday resistance."
Here's the summary for A Song Below Water: In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.
Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family struggles, pitted against literal demons from her past. Together, these best friends must navigate through the perils of high school’s junior year.
But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice at the worst possible moment.
Soon, nothing in Portland, Oregon, seems safe. To save themselves from drowning, it’s only Tavia and Effie’s unbreakable sisterhood that proves to be the strongest magic of all.
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Reviews & Interviews
"Q&A: Bethany C. Morrow" -- The Nerd Daily
"Black Voices, Power, and Activism" -- The Young Folks
"Interview with Bethany C. Morrow" -- Pine Reads Review
"Raise Your Voice: A Song Below Water" -- TOR.com
"A Song Below Water" -- Kirkus
"Voice As Resistance" -- Chicago Review of Books
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