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Summer Bird Blue

December 16th, 2019 - Posted in Library News -

by Akemi Dawn Bowman, 373 pages, Grades 7 and up.

Until the terrible day that changed everything, Rumi lives with her mother and sister. Rumi takes on a lot of responsibility for her sister, Lea, since her mom works so many hours to make ends meet. But, she also loves spending time with Lea, especially writing music together. They are going to be partners writing music and performing when they grow up, but then, the car accident happened. Lea doesn’t get to grow up. When Lea dies Rumi and her mother are heartbroken, but instead of healing together Rumi finds herself being sent to her Auntie Ani’s in Hawaii without her mother! Rumi is grieving in a strange place surrounded by people she doesn’t know. Can she ever forgive her mother for abandoning her? Will music ever find its way back into her life? Can she even survive this heartache?

If you like sad stories, you might also like: Untwine, by Edwidge Danticat, Grounded, by Kate Klise, or books about kids who use music to help them heal: Guitar Boy, by M.J. Auch.

 

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