Author Archives: Akemi

2017 was a difficult year for so many people. For me personally? It was beautiful and exhausting and stressful and wonderful all mixed together. On some days, I watched my dreams come true. On other days, it felt like my … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago, the New York Public Library named STARFISH one of the Best Books for Teens of 2017. Yesterday, STARFISH was named a YALSA 2018 Morris Award Finalist. Honored is an understatement. I can’t believe my quiet little … Continue reading

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As you probably know, Kiko is an artist, and most of the chapters in STARFISH end with a description of one of her drawings or paintings. You might also know that I love art and contests, so what better way … Continue reading

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STARFISH had its book birthday last Tuesday, and guess who forgot to write an official blog post about it? My notifications kept me busy most of the day, and I was so caught up in thanking everyone for celebrating the … Continue reading

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