April 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Blackbird Fly

Erin Entrada Kelly. HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

Gr 4-7–Originally from the Philippines and living in Louisiana, Apple sees the personal traits that set her apart as a deep source of shame. Convinced that her first-generation immigrant mother will never understand her, the girl yearns to play the guitar in order to forge a connection to her now-deceased Beatles-loving father. Kelly has created an authentic tween voice with Apple, whose hope, determination, and passion let her soar.