Erin Entrada Kelly

A Peek at the Creative Space of Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly is the author of the middle-grade novel Blackbird Fly, recently published by Greenwillow Books: Apple Yengko knows what it’s like to be different. She has a weird Filipino nickname, she’s the only Asian at her school, and she’s obsessed with the Beatles instead of boys. But her life doesn’t truly fall apart until she finds out she’s listed on the Dog Log—the list of the ugliest girls in school—and her friends abandon her. Suddenly she’s a social pariah. The boys bark at her in the halls and the girls turn the other way. Apple dreams of escape and resents everything about her culture, including her mother.… Read the rest