MARIA and the Plague  

A Black Death Survival Story

A new book in the Girls Survive series by Award-winning author Natasha Deen

The book will be available worldwide, in
digital and print across all platforms.



Years of bad weather and natural disasters have choked Italy’s food supply, and the people of Florence are dying of starvation. Breadlines are battlegrounds, and young Maria has to fight for her family’s every loaf. Adding to the misery, the Black Plague is rapidly spreading through the country, killing everyone in its. path. Maria has already lost her mother and sister. Will she be strong enough to save the rest of her family before it’s too late? 
Barnes and Noble 

*When purchased from Indigo, 1% of the sales proceeds go to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation* Chapters / Indigo  

Age Level: 8 – 11
Grade Level: 4 – 6

Award-winning author Natasha Deen:


Guyanese-Canadian author NATASHA DEEN writes for kids, teens, and adults, and enjoys visiting libraries and schools to help people t find and tell the stories that live inside of them. 

Her novel, In the Key of Nira Ghani,  was a Most Anticipated Novel for both Barnes & Noble and Chapters-Indigo, nominated for the MYRCA Award, the R. Ross Arnett Award, and is a Red Maple Honor Book and a Junior Library Guild Selection. She is also the author of the. Lark Ba series and the Guardian trilogy (Moonbeam Award winner, Sunburst Award Nominee, and an Alberta Readers’ Choice Nominee). When she’s not writing, Natasha spends an inordinate amount of time trying to convince her pets that she’s the boss of the house. 

Visit Natasha on Twitter at @natasha_deen and at

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