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About the BookAn eleven-year-old Japanese-American girl joins her performing arts school's J-Pop club, where the members form an imitation band of their favorite girl group, coming together from different corners of the school to help and support one another along the way.
Generation Misfits by Akemi Dawn Bowman is a heartwarming, fish-out-of-water own voices story about an eleven-year-old Japanese-American girl who finds her true friends--through the power of J-Pop!
Millie is attending a real school for the first time, and she dreams of finally having friends and a little bit of freedom. She finds her chance when she joins an imitation band of her favorite J-Pop group, where she's thrilled to meet a group of misfits who quickly become a tightknit group of friends that are like family.
A heart-warming story about friendship that will have readers cheering for Millie and her friends. --Debbi Michiko Florence, author of Keep It Together, Keiko Carter"A rhythmic, melodic story of friendship and bravery. You'll not only root for Millie and her misfits--you'll want to join them." --Ashley Herring Blake, author of Stonewall Honor Book Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Akemi Dawn Bowman's debut middle grade novel hits all the right notes with this authentic, vulnerable, and triumphant tale of coming into your own space with courage and grace. --Jessica Kim, author of Stand Up, Yumi Chung A sincere story about being true to oneself and others. --Kirkus
About the AuthorAkemi Dawn Bowman is a critically-acclaimed author who writes across genres. Her novels have received multiple accolades and award nominations, and her debut novel, Starfish, was a William C. Morris Award Finalist. She has a BA in social sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She overthinks everything, including this bio. Visit Akemi online at her website or on Instagram.