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Girls Like Girls (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko, the gifted American artist, showcases her myriad talents through her work in singing, songwriting, dancing, acting, and writing. This former child actor starred in well-known movies including the Scooby-Doo! series, Lemonade Mouth, Blue Lagoon and thrilling films like Insidious: Chapter 3 and XOXO. Besides the big screen, she also demonstrated her acting prowess on television with her vital roles in shows like ‘The Fosters’, ‘Five Points’, and ‘CSI: Cyber’.

Kiyoko initiated her musical venture with ‘The Stunners’, a group formed in 2007 that accompanied Justin Bieber on his My World Tour. Following the group’s disbandment in 2011, Kiyoko embarked on an independent journey, releasing three pivotal extended plays-“A Belle to Remember”, “This Side of Paradise”, and ‘Citrine’. Notably, “Girls Like Girls” from “This Side of Paradise” marked an important milestone in her career.

Beyond her EPs, Kiyoko revealed her true creative passion and released her first studio album, ‘Expectations’, in the month of March, 2018. The album, featuring hits like “Sleepover,” “Curious,” and “Feelings,” quickly climbed the charts in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Celebrating her achievement, she continued to charm her fans with her fourth EP, ‘I’m Too Sensitive for This Sh**’, unveiled in January 2020, and her brilliant second studio album, ‘Panorama’, in July 2022.

Apart from her film career and soaring music journey, Hayley extended her creative pursuits to writing, crafting a comic book inspired by the song “Gravel to Tempo” with Marla Vazquez and illustrator Naomi Franquiz. Her broad scope of talents and versatility in music, acting, and writing exhibit why Hayley Kiyoko is indeed truly a modern sensation.

Early and Personal Life

Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft, born on April 3, 1991, in Los Angeles, was destined for artistry. As the child of a figure skater mother and a father who is a comedian, her diverse background informed her talent. Starting at six years old, Hayley put herself out there, participating in national advertisements and learning to play drums. By 11, she was charting drums for new music releases. Balancing her artistic and academic interests, she held multiple leaderly roles in school politics.

During her high school career, she set up and choreographed “The Agoura High Step Team,” achieving third place in a 2009 national competition. Although she was accepted to the esteemed Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at New York University, she decided instead to pursue immediate career opportunities. This would ultimately pay-off, as she would go on to become successful in her own right.

Hayley has always advocated for LGBT rights and remains politically active, giving a voice to diverse issues both through her art and her initiatives.

Music Career

Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft kick-started her music career with ‘The Stunners’ in 2007. Deciding to go solo after the band split up, her first EP, ‘A Belle to Remember’ was launched in 2013, followed by ‘This Side of Paradise’ in 2015. This EP includes the immensely popular “Girls Like Girls.” Praise for her music reached an all-time high in 2018 with her album ‘Expectations’, which gained global recognition.

Despite personal hurdles, her ascent in music continued with her third EP ‘Citrine’, launched in 2016. This was followed by the 2020 EP ‘I’m Too Sensitive for This S***’, and more music in the form of her second studio album ‘Panorama’ in 2022. Her esteemed body of work earned her a GLAAD Media Award nomination in 2023.

Writing Career

Hayley Kiyoko’s foray into the realm of literature started with her debut novel, ‘Girls Like Girls,’ published on May 30, 2023. The novel, a story about coming-of-age and romance, was inspired by her breakout song and viral video of the same name. The book was brought to readers by Wednesday Books, a revered imprint of the renowned St Martin’s Publishing Group at Macmillan.

In its first week of publication in the United States, it clinched the number one spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Young Adult Hardcover. This feat is a testament to Kiyoko’s blossoming career as a writer and hinted at her potential for perpetual success.

Prior to this she would write the short comic-book ‘Gravel to Tempo,’ which would also accompany her song of the same name.

Girls Like Girls

Multiple award-winning singer-songwriter turned author, Hayley Kiyoko brought forth her debut novel, ‘Girls Like Girls,’ published on May 30, 2023. This standalone narrative, themed around young affection, is an offshoot of her viral chart-topping single of the same name. The stimulating novel was presented by Wednesday Books, a prestigious imprint of the acclaimed St. Martin’s Publishing Group, under Macmillan.

Embedded within the calm of summer, 17-year-old Coley finds herself in the quiet of rural Oregon, emotionally vulnerable after losing her mother. Soon, she bumps into Sonya and the two feel an immediate bond forming. Amid their internal struggles and fears, their budding love feels dangerous.

The story encapsulates the transforming power of acceptance and openly acknowledging love, taking the spirit of their song and translating it into a coherent narrative.

‘Girls Like Girls’ takes its readers on an intensely emotional journey while skillfully exploring the intricacies of adolescent love. Kiyoko examines the protagonist’s fight and journey towards acceptance and love, in an authentic and heartwarming manner. The emotional narrative grips the reader, making it an essential read for anyone seeking a touching story about love and self-discovery.

The relatable characters and intriguing plotline make ‘Girls Like Girls’ a book that leaves an enduring impact on anyone who reads it.

Gravel to Tempo

‘Gravel to Tempo,’ an independent ebook, was published on April 1, 2018, and was authored by multi-talented artist Hayley Kiyoko. The book serves as a compact comic and is based on Kiyoko’s popular song bearing the same title. It is beautifully illustrated by Naomi Franquiz which further enhances the pictorial narrative.

As a standalone piece, this ebook showcases Kiyoko’s extensive involvement with diverse artistic mediums, marking her splendid journey in literature and music. Perfectly accompanying the song and its lyrics, it’s only twenty pages long, making it ideal for fans of Kiyoko’s music and the message of LGBT acceptance she has to offer here.

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