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The Resource Summer Bird Blue, Akemi Dawn Bowman, (electronic resource)

Summer Bird Blue, Akemi Dawn Bowman, (electronic resource)

Label
Summer Bird Blue
Title
Summer Bird Blue
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Akemi Dawn Bowman
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Language
eng
Summary
A mixed race teen struggles to find her way back to her love of music in the wake of her sister's tragic death in this incisive, lyrical novel that's perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jennifer Niven, by the author of William C. Morris Award finalist Starfish . Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn't have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest of her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea. Then Lea dies in a car accident, and her mother sends her away to live with her aunt in Hawaii while she deals with her own grief. Now thousands of miles from home, Rumi struggles to navigate the loss of her sister, being abandoned by her mother, and the absence of music in her life. With the help of the "boys next door"—a teenage surfer named Kai, who smiles too much and doesn't take anything seriously, and an eighty-year-old named George Watanabe, who succumbed to his own grief years ago—Rumi attempts to find her way back to her music, to write the song she and Lea never had the chance to finish. Aching, powerful, and unflinchingly honest, Summer Bird Blue explores big truths about insurmountable grief, unconditional love, and how to forgive even when it feels impossible
Summary
Rumi Seto plans to spend her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea. When Lea dies in a car accident, her mother sends Rumi to live with her aunt in Hawaii while she deals with her own grief. Struggling with the loss of her sister, abandoned by her mother, and without music in her life, Rumi turns to the friendship of a teenage surfer named Kai, and an eighty-year-old named George Watanabe. And Rumi is determined to write the song she and Lea never had the chance to finish. -- adapted from jacket
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10690131
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Bowman, Akemi Dawn
Index
no index present
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720
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Summer Bird Blue, Akemi Dawn Bowman, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781481487771
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445b2ba8-41bc-4d5c-bdb3-0a0239ac80bc
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Summer Bird Blue, Akemi Dawn Bowman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781481487771
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
445b2ba8-41bc-4d5c-bdb3-0a0239ac80bc
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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