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Erin Entrada Kelly

About Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly is the winner of the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Her acceptance speech was delivered at the annual conference of the American Library Association in New Orleans on June 24, 2018.

2018 Newbery Medal Acceptance by Erin Entrada Kelly

I’d like to thank the ALA and ALSC. I’d also like to congratulate Derrick Barnes, Jason Reynolds, Renée Watson, Matthew Cordell, Jacqueline Woodson, and all the honorees. It’s incredible to be in such esteemed company. I’m convinced that I’ve entered an alternate universe and that in some parallel reality I’m on my couch eating Cheez […]