Mercedes McDonald ‘s For a Girl Becoming !

Mercedes McDonald captures the rich , symbolic nature of the book in this illustration following a
girl’s life from birth to adulthood. It exemplifies the importance of community and the sense of
being cherished during those formative years. Mercedes captures the joy and symbolic nature with
this swirling image in an elegant and spiritual manner. In 2010 Mercedes received an Honor Award
from Skipping Stones for her illustrations, depicting both ecological richness and cultural diversity.



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