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Erin Entrada Kelly

Biography

Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly grew up in south Louisiana and now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Erin's mother was the first in her family to immigrate to the United States from the Philippines. BLACKBIRD FLY is Erin Entrada Kelly's first book.

Erin Entrada Kelly

Books by Erin Entrada Kelly

by Erin Entrada Kelly - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Twelve-year-old Charlotte and 11-year-old Ben are separated by more than a thousand miles. Charlotte wants to be a geologist and keeps a rock collection in her room. Ben is obsessed with Harry Potter, presidential history and recycling. But the two have more in common than they think. They’re both highly gifted, they’re both experiencing family turmoil and they both sit alone at lunch. Over the course of a week, Charlotte and Ben, online friends connected only by a Scrabble game, will intersect in unexpected ways, as they struggle to navigate the turmoil of middle school.

Written by Erin Entrada Kelly with illustrations by Isabel Roxas - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well.

by Erin Entrada Kelly - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Youth Fiction

Two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living with their stepmother in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better in this remarkable story for readers of Cynthia Kadohata and Rita Williams-Garcia, and for anyone searching for the true meaning of family

by Erin Entrada Kelly - Family Life, Fiction

Apple Yengko moved from the Philippines to Louisiana when she was little, and now that she is in middle school, she grapples with being different, with friends and backstabbers, and with following her dreams. When Apple's friends turn on her and everything about her life starts to seem weird and embarrassing, Apple turns to music. It might be the music that saves her...or it might be her two new friends, who show how special she really is.