My Fishy Stepmom


My Fishy Stepmom is a hilarious offering from Barbadian author Shakirah Bourne. The novel seamlessly combines serious issues such as the loss of a parent and dealing with change, with the fantastical. The charming relatable characters jump right off the page, from Ahkai a young boy with Asperger’s to Vincent who has to cope with being a single father. The novel was a finalist in the 2018 Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature.