Fil-Am writer wins top U.S. prize for children’s novel
NEW YORK — A Filipino American writer won the prestigious John Newbery Medal, one of the top literary prizes given out at the American Library Association’s awards for young adult and children’s literature.
Erin Entrada Kelly’s middle grade novel”Hello, Universe,”about the bond that forms between a Filipino American boy, a Japanese American girl and a deaf girl after a shocking act by a neighborhood bully, won for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature, according to a report by the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/books/top-awards-young-adult-and-childrens-literature-newbery-caldecott.html
The awards, which were announced Mon…
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