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The Land of Forgotten Girls Kindle Edition
“Kelly’s sophomore novel is both hopeful and heartfelt, but strong emotions are only part of the successful equation here. Told in Sol’s true voice, the direct dialogue brings the diverse characters to vivid life.” (Booklist (starred review))
“Kelly deftly captures the tumultuous emotions of a preteen who is forced to grow up faster than other girls her age.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Sisterhood, friendship, truth, hope: these are the themes that lift The Land of Forgotten Girls… into the realm of the truly special. …Readers who feel marginalized or alone in their troubles-and who doesn’t at times?-will adore Sol and her ragtag family, both chosen and real.’” (Shelf Awareness)
“Kelly balances the bleak and the beautiful in a novel about the multilayered bond between sisters…Kelly’s strong heroine offers hope in the face of loss.” (Publishers Weekly)
“This stirring and original story ends on a credibly hopeful note while remaining firmly rooted in reality, and readers who have embraced Sol will be cautiously optimistic for her future. …Sol’s central struggles are gripping. Fans of Rita Williams-Garcia’s family…may particularly enjoy spending time with Sol.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“This story addresses the importance of family, especially sisterhood, diversity in friendships, the gift of forgiveness, perseverance through difficult circumstances, and the need for hope.…Erin Entrada Kelly is a formidable middle grade author.” (Litstack)
Praise for Blackbird Fly: “Each character in Kelly’s debut novel . . . is portrayed with remarkable authenticity. The awkwardness and intense feelings inherent to middle school are palpable. Children’s literature has been waiting for Apple Yengko―a strong, Asian-American girl whose ethnic identity simultaneously complicates and enriches her life.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“Will resonate with any student in middle school who has felt different and ostracized. The author has skillfully captured the various characters that populate Apple’s . . . school.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“[A] delightful debut . . . Through her love of music . . . Apple starts to soar like the eponymous blackbird of her favorite Beatles song.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly was awarded the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe. Her debut novel, Blackbird Fly, was a Kirkus Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and an Asian/Pacific American Literature 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 New York Times bestseller, Spring 2018 Indie Next Pick, Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and School Library Journal Best Book. She grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and now lives in Delaware. www.erinentradakelly.com--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00Z70X2OO
- Publisher : Greenwillow Books (1 March 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 794 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 299 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0062238647
- Best Sellers Rank: #368,949 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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