Books by Akemi Dawn Bowman

SUMMER BIRD BLUE by Akemi Dawn Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A strikingly moving book about teenage grief. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Music helps a Washington state teenager overcome guilt and grief after the death of her beloved younger sister. Read full book review >
STARFISH by Akemi Dawn Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"If not all elements persuade, Kiko's sometimes-halting journey from defensive passivity to courageous self-realization remains believable and moving throughout. (Fiction. 12-16)"
For Kiko, a biracial Nebraska teen, attending Prism, a prestigious art school, will allow her to pursue her dream of making art and to escape a toxic family environment; denied admission, she has no Plan B. Read full book review >