Starfish

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Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781481487726

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About the Author

Akemi Dawn Bowman is a critically-acclaimed author who writes across genres. Her novels have received multiple accolades and award nominations, and her debut novel, Starfish, was a William C. Morris Award Finalist. She has a BA in social sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She overthinks everything, including this bio. Visit Akemi online at AkemiDawnBowman.com, or on Instagram @AkemiDawnBowman.

Reviews

A 2018 William C. Morris Award Finalist
A New York Public Library 2017 Best Book for Teens
A Junior Library Guild Selection

"An empowering novel that will speak to many mixed-race teens." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A stunningly beautiful, highly nuanced debut." --Booklist, starred review

"Readers living with anxiety or depression will immediately identify with Kiko. . . . a deep and engaging story that will not only entertain but also may encourage readers to live their best lives." --School Library Journal

"Vividly captures the identity struggles of a biracial young adult searching to find her place in two worlds." --BCCB

"Bowman gives a powerful voice to silenced victims of sexual abuse through Kiko, whose transformation from meek and afraid into powerful and strong is incredibly moving." --VOYA

"Dazzling." --Bustle

"One of the most compelling reads of the year." --Paste Magazine

"This book is a gem." --BookRiot

"A vibrant, complex and heartfelt story about finding your place in a sharp-edged world that never makes it easy." --Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Conviction and Picture Us in the Light

"Akemi Dawn Bowman's quietly dazzling debut novel gave me the sensation of looking into a mirror. This story is a knockout, at once an incisive portrait of family dysfunction, a nuanced depiction of Asian-American adolescence, and an artist's vibrant coming-of-age--a story so specific as to be universal. Brimming with confessional intimacy and the furious strength of empowerment, Starfish feels like the ache of being lost and the relief of finding home." --Riley Redgate, author of Seven Ways We Lie and Noteworthy