Erin Entrada Kelly is a Filipino-American writer. She is best known for writing Hello, Universe which was the winner of the 2018 John Newbery Medal.

Entrada Kelly grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana before going on to McNeese State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She would then go on to Rosemont College where she received her Master of Fine Arts. After college, Erin went to work as a journalist for the American Press. She debuted as an author in 2015 with Blackbird Fly which won a Golden Kite Award. Her second novel, The Land of Forgotten Girls, won the 2016 Children’s Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature.

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Publication Order of Maybe Marisol Books

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Blackbird Fly (2015)Description / Buy at
The Land of Forgotten Girls (2016)Description / Buy at
Hello, Universe (2017)Description / Buy at
You Go First (2018)Description / Buy at
Lalani of the Distant Sea (2019)Description / Buy at
We Dream of Space (2020)Description / Buy at
Those Kids from Fawn Creek (2022)Description / Buy at
The First State of Being (2024)Description / Buy at

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Her Name was Fidela (2014)Description / Buy at

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Calling the Moon(2023)Description / Buy at

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Hello, Universe is told from four points of view, two girls and two boys, as their lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil is a shy, kindhearted boy who feels out of place in his sports-obsessed family, Valencia loves the outdoors, but she is secretly lonely, Kaori believes herself to be psychic, and Chet just wants the weird kids to be normal so that he can focus on basketball. The kids aren’t friends, but they’re changed when Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil at the bottom of the well. Valencia, Kaori, and Kaori’s sister Gen set out to find the missing Virgil.

Entrada Kelly is also the author of We Dream of Space. The book follows three siblings in Delaware: Cash, Fitch, and Bird. The kids are all struggling with their own issues as the world awaits the launch of the space shuttle challenger. Cash is struggling with his grades and a broken wrist that keeps him from basketball, Fitch deals with a temper that he can’t understand, and Bird has dreams of being NASA’s first female shuttle commander. The three have the same science teacher who gives her students a project to create and complete a spacecraft mission. When the day arrives, it will change them all and bring them together in ways they didn’t expect.

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