Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Thank you to Edelweiss for sharing a digital galley of this book. All opinions are my own. Kiko Himura has always struggled with her identity. With a mother who tries to get her to more like the white-American girls in beauty magazines, Kiko can't understand how to embrace her half-Japanese heritage. She's convinced her life … Continue reading Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

“When the heart gets lost, let the music find you.” The power and energy of music floats off the pages in this can’t-put-it-down YA novel-in-verse. Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade as he struggles to come to grips with his past and overcome the challenges of his rockstar father’s addictions. Told through verse poems, … Continue reading Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess