Asha Ashanti Bromfield (Author)
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May 04, 2021
5.3 X 8.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author
Asha Ashanti Bromfield is an actress, singer, producer and writer of Afro-Jamaican descent. She is known for starring in CW's Riverdale, and Netflix's Locke and Key. Her name means Life, and she is a lover of it. She currently lives between LA and Toronto, where she enjoys nature, family, and walking her dog Luka. She's the author of Hurricane Summer and Songs of Irie.
* One of Indigo Canada's Best Books of 2021 *
* One of New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens 2021 *
* One of YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults *
THE NEW YORK TIMES, "13 Y.A. Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring" FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY, "Staff Picks for Best Read, Watch & Listen"
BUZZFEED, "40 Contemporary Books We're Looking Forward To Reading In 2021" BUZZFEED, "37 Must-Read YA Books By Black Authors That Come Out The First Half Of This Year" "... sharp observations about cultural difference, class implications, economic privilege, and colorism... Prose about Tilla's reflections and the glory of the countryside is accessible yet sumptuous..." --The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books "This is an excellent examination of the ways wealth, gender, and color can shape and at times create mental and emotional fractures. Verdict: A great title for public and high school libraries looking for books that offer a -nuanced look at patriarchy, wealth, and gender dynamics." --School Library Journal (starred review) "Bromfield may have made a name for herself for her role on Riverdale, but with this debut, about a volatile father-daughter relationship and discovering the ugly truths hidden beneath even the most beautiful facades, she is establishing herself as a promising writer...this is a must." --Booklist (starred review) "Searingly beautiful, heartfelt, and full of strength. I could not put it down and even when done, I held it tight to my heart. Bromfield is the storm we've all been waiting for." --Tiffany D. Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Grown and Monday's Not Coming "Hurricane Summer is a gorgeous story that radiates with resilience and bravely drops hard truths. Asha Bromfield will take readers by storm in her captivating debut about discovering yourself when your world is out of control." --Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End "Stunningly written. An unflinching coming-of-age novel that bravely demands an audience to the cost of life's pain & the rewards of all its beauty. Wow." --Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie