Cover illustrated by Jen Bartel and designed by Cassie Gonzales

A new middle-grade contemporary set to publish on June 29th, 2021!

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 dreams of finally having friends and a little bit of freedom. So when she joins an imitation band of her favorite J-Pop group, she's thrilled to meet a group of misfits who quickly become like family. But Millie realizes that one of them is dealing with problems bigger than what notes to hit when it comes time for their performance. Can Millie help her friend, even when their problem feels too big to say out loud?

Publication is set for June 29th, 2021.

2020 ©Akemi Dawn Bowman 

Designed and illustrated by Danika Corrall