Summer Bird Blue

By: Akemi Dawn Bowman

Rumi’s sister, Lea, was her best friend and songwriting partner. Now Lea is dead, and Rumi is struggling to find a way back to music on her own.

ISBN: 9781481487757

JLG Release: Dec 2018

Sensitive Areas: Strong language, Violence
Topics: Sisters , Mothers and daughters , Death , Grief , Composers , Songwriting , Music , Aunts , Hawaii , Asexuality , LGBTQ

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Awards & Honors

Kirkus Best Books, Young Adult - 2018
NYPL Best Books for Teens - 2018

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Book Details



First Release

December 2018



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.6; Points: 12;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;


Level HL720L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Simon Pulse

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Strong language, Violence


Sisters, Mothers and daughters, Death, Grief, Composers, Songwriting, Music, Aunts, Hawaii, Asexuality, LGBTQ,

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