Author Archives: Akemi

SUMMER BIRD BLUE officially released on Tuesday, and my heart is very full. Here are some of the wonderful places the book has been featured recently: Bustle’s “The New Bob Woodward Book & 10 Other Books You Need To Know … Continue reading

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SUMMER BIRD BLUE will officially be out in the US on September 11th, 2018, and I’m so excited to share these incredible book goodies with you! But first, some important info: ★ If you preorder the US edition of SUMMER BIRD … Continue reading

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SUMMER BIRD BLUE has received a third starred review, this time from School Library Journal! SLJ says, “The language is extraordinary and the use of pidgin gives the characters a clear and real voice, adding to the perfect sense of place. … Continue reading

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I have some exciting news! SUMMER BIRD BLUE is officially a Junior Library Guild Selection, and it has received starred reviews from both Booklist and Kirkus. The Booklist review isn’t public quite yet, but I can share the following quote: … Continue reading

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I was invited to write a piece for MuggleNet.com, which went live today. (Yeah, my little Ravenclaw heart freaked out too.) I talk about found family, unconditional love, and growing up in an abusive home. If you’re interested, you can … Continue reading

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