Kiko Himura yearns to escape the toxic relationship with her mother by getting into her dream art school, but when things do not work out as she hoped Kiko jumps at the opportunity to tour art schools with her childhood friend, learning life-changing truths about herself and her past along the way.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Family violence; Bicultural; Biracial; single mother; abusive mother; abusive uncle; emotional abuse; sexual abuse; bicultural teenager; cultural heritage; biracial teenager
Japanese American / White
single mother; uncle
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
William C. Morris Award, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult
college plans; family; self-discovery; romance; art; California; roadtrip; travel
Bowman, Akemi Dawn, "Starfish" (2017). Diverse Families. 1375.