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Rise to the Sun (Digital Audiobook)

By Leah Johnson, Lexi Underwood (Narrator), Alaska Jackson (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 30, 2021

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/6/2021)
Library Binding, Large Print (11/24/2021)

July/August 2021 Kids Indie Next List

“Leah Johnson is back with another stunning, emotion-filled story of love, self-discovery, and meaning. Set over a three-day music festival, the narrative splits between two compelling and relatable young girls who are trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be.”
— Miranda McGowan, An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA
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Three days. Two girls. One life-changing music festival.
Toni is grieving the loss of her roadie father and needing to figure out where her life will go from here -- and she's desperate to get
back to loving music. Olivia is a hopeless romantic whose heart has just taken a beating (again) and is beginning to feel like she'll
always be a square peg in a round hole -- but the Farmland Music and Arts Festival is a chance to find a place where she fits.
The two collide and it feels like something like kismet when a bond begins to form. But when something goes wrong and the
festival is sent into a panic, Olivia and Toni will find that they need each other (and music) more than they ever imagined.

About the Author

Leah Johnson is a writer, editor and eternal Midwesterner, currently moonlighting as a New Yorker. She is a graduate of
Indiana University and Sarah Lawrence College, where she received her MFA in fiction writing, and currently teaches in their
undergraduate writing program. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her on Twitter, ranting about pop culture and politics.
You Should See Me in a Crown is her first novel.