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Erin Entrada Kelly

Biography

Erin Entrada Kelly

New York Times bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she earned an MFA from Rosemont College. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut novel, BLACKBIRD FLY, was a Kirkus Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALSC Notable Book and an Asian/Pacific American Honor Book. She is also the author of THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN GIRLS, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and YOU GO FIRST, a Spring 2018 Indie Next Pick. The author’s mother was the first in her family to immigrate to the United States from the Philippines and she now lives in Cebu.

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.