Akemi Dawn Bowman is the author of Starfish and Summer Bird Blue. She is also a Ravenclaw and Star Wars enthusiast, who served in the US Navy for five years and has a BA in social sciences from UNLV. Originally from Las Vegas, she currently lives in England with her husband, two children, and their Pekingese mix.
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Akemi Dawn Bowman recommends
All the Stars and Teeth (2020)
(All the Stars and Teeth, book 1)
"A deliciously twisted fantasy that keeps your heart jumping from page to page .Richly imaginative and full of political intrigue, I loved every moment of this fast-paced adventure!"
I'll Be the One (2020)
(I'll Be the One, book 1)
"An absolute delight. Full of messages about self-love and following your dreams, I'll Be the One is equal parts adorable and inspiring. Lyla Lee has crafted such a refreshing main character with Skye, whose charming confidence made me root for her from the very first page."
A Song Below Water (2020)
(Song Below Water, book 1)
Bethany C Morrow
"Empowering and full of surprises, A Song Below Water reminds us how important it is to use our voices, even when we’re afraid. Morrow has created a world that’s both familiar and brimming with fantastical creatures, and the result is timely, necessary, and utterly captivating."
We Are Not Free (2020)
"Traci Chee masterfully weaves together harrowing truths about the mass incarceration of Japanese and Japanese-Americans during WWII, and features a cast of friends whose honesty, strength, and love for one another will break your heart. With characters who need to have their stories told, and a history that should never be forgotten, WE ARE NOT FREE is powerful, moving, and so incredibly necessary."
American Betiya (2021)
Anuradha D Rajurkar
"I was immediately captivated by Rani's unique voice, and her raw sincerity kept me hooked through every step of her journey. This book is overflowing with honesty, and stunningly beautiful."
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