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Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly Awareness Tour

Awareness Tour sponsored by HarperCollins
The Children’s Book Review

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways.

Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.

“Readers across the board will flock to this book that has something for nearly everyone—humor, bullying, self-acceptance, cross-generational relationships, and a smartly fateful ending.”—School Library Journal

To learn more, join us on this virtual book tour for Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe.

Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of the book!

Book Hello, UniverseHello, Universe Tour Dates

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The Children’s Book Review
Tour kick-off and giveaway

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Shooting Stars Mag
Five Favorite Middle-Grade Books, including Hello, Universe

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Over Coffee Conversations
An excerpt from Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe

Friday, April 10, 2020
Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk
A book review of Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe

Sunday, April 12, 2020
The Children’s Book Review
A book review of Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe

Monday, April 13, 2020
Tales of Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
An excerpt from Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
icefairy’s Treasure Chest
A book review of Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
A book review of Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe

Friday, April 17, 2020
The Fairview Review
A book review of Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe

Monday, April 20, 2020
Word Spelunking
Top 10 Middle-Grade Books To Read If You’re Stuck Inside, including Hello, Universe

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Rosco’s Reading Room
Eight Middle Grade Books About Unlikely Friendships, including Hello, Universe

Hello, Universe Awareness Tour Giveaway

Book Giveaway Hello, Universe
Enter for a chance to win a copy of Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe!

Ten (10) winners receive:

  • A paperback copy of Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly

How to Enter

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  • See below for giveaway rules.

Giveaway begins April 7, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends April 21, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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Book Hello UniverseHello, Universe

Written by Erin Entrada Kelly

Publisher’s Synopsis: In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball.

They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms.

The acclaimed author of Blackbird Fly and The Land of Forgotten Girls writes with an authentic, humorous, and irresistible tween voice that will appeal to fans of Thanhha Lai and Rita Williams-Garcia.

Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Greenwillow Books | Reprint edition | April 7, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-0062414168

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About the Author

New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly was awarded the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe.  Her debut novel, Blackbird Fly, was a Kirkus Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and an Asian/Pacific American Literature Honor Book. She is also the author of The Land of Forgotten Girls, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and You Go First, a New York Times bestseller, Spring 2018 Indie Next Pick, Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and School Library Journal Best Book. She grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and now lives in Delaware. For more information, visit: www.erinentradakelly.com

Facebook: @HarperCollinsChildrens and @ErinEntradaKelly | Instagram: @HarperKids and @erinentrada | Twitter @HarperKids and @ErinEntrada

Giveaway Rules

  • Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly | Awareness Tour giveaway. Sponsored by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mountain Time on April 7, 2020, and 11:59 PM on April 21, 2020.
  • Go to https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2020/04/hello-universe-by-erin-entrada-kelly-awareness-tour.html on a computer or wireless device and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions.
  • Ten (10) winners receive:
    • A paperback copy of Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about May 12, 2020.
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  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are thirteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • The Children’s Book Review is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Prizes courtesy of HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Thanks for following along with us on the Hello, Universe awareness tour, sponsored by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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    April 14, 2020
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    April 17, 2020
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    April 18, 2020
  • Having humor, bullying, self-acceptance, and cross-generational relationships is great to be included in a book for all ages.

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