Erin Entrada Kelly
Erin Entrada Kelly is the Newbery Award-winning author of Hello, Universe. She grew up in south Louisiana and now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she earned an MFA from Rosemont College. The author’s mother was the first in her family to immigrate to the United States from the Philippines. Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut novel, Blackbird Fly, was a Kirkus Best Book, an SLJ Best Book, an ALSC Notable, an Asian/Pacific American Award Honor Book, and a Cyblis Finalist. She is also the author of the acclaimed novel The Land of Forgotten Girls, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.