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Blackbird Fly

Blackbird Fly

by Erin Entrada Kelly
CD-Audio
Age range: + years old Publication Date: 09/03/2021
 

Future rock star or friendless misfit? That's no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel by Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers; and with following her dreams.

Publishers Weekly called Blackbird Fly "a true triumph," and the Los Angeles Times Book Review said, "Apple soars like the eponymous blackbird of her favorite Beatles song."

Apple has always felt a little different from her classmates. She and her mother moved to Louisiana from the Philippines when she was little, and her mother still cooks Filipino foods and chastises Apple for becoming "too American." When Apple's friends turn on her and everything about her life starts to seem weird and embarrassing, Apple turns to music. If she can just save enough to buy a guitar and learn to play, maybe she can change herself. It might be the music that saves her . . . or it might be her two new friends, who show her how special she really is.

Erin Entrada Kelly deftly brings Apple's conflicted emotions to the page in her debut novel about family, friendship, popularity, and going your own way. "A must-read for those kids cringing at their own identities."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

ISBN:
9781799950011
9781799950011
Category:
Uncategorized
Age range:
+ years old
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
09-03-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Country of origin:
Canada
Dimensions (mm):
144.78x132.08mm
Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly was raised in Louisiana, but now lives in Delaware, near Philadelphia. She is a professor of children's literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College, where she earned her MFA. She has a bachelor's degree in women's studies and liberal arts from McNeese State University and an MFA in creative writing from Rosemont.

Erin is a New York Times bestseller whose work has been translated into several languages. She received the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe. Netflix is currently in the process of adapting Hello, Universe into a feature film.

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