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FINALLY HEARD Tour — Get Tickets Here

I’m going on tour for FINALLY HEARD! Come hear me talk to kids about the dangers of social media and how it impacts their brains! Catch me in Somerville, Brooklyn, LA, San Leadro, and Menlo Park! RSVP: Tuesday, February 27th – Somerville, MA 6:00PM Somerville Theatre Books sold by Belmont Books TICKETED: Event page  Wednesday,…

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Finally Heard

HomePandemic StoriesFinally Seen StoriesFor TeachersPress KitKelly’s Book Club Buy Bookshop Amazon Barnes & Noble IndieBound Share Finally Heard A Heartpounding Novel about Social Media and the Impact on Kids What You Say Matters, Even Online When ten-year-old Lina Gao sees her mom’s video on social media take off, she’s captivated by the potential to be…

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TOP STORY Tour — Get Tickets Here

I’m going on tour for TOP STORY! Catch me in LA (Pasadena) and the Bay Area (Petaluma, CA)! RSVP: LA — Pasadena (Ticketed Event): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kelly-yang-presents-top-story-front-desk-5-tickets-687456429687?aff=oddtdtcreator Bay Area — Petaluma: https://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/kelly-yang

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Ana on the Edge

By Hayley, Age 12 Ana on the Edge by A.J. Sass made me feel finally seen because it relates to a lot of my life and some of my struggles that I experience. The first is that I’m nonbinary and it can be really hard to find a nonbinary character in books, so Ana being…

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The One Who Loves You the Most

By Maisie, age 11 Literature has always been my way to feel that others understand anything I’m going through, and one book in particular made me feel finally seen: The One Who Loves You the Most, by Medina. It has wonderfully awkward characters and coming out stories. I am awkward with literally anyone in my…

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Blended

By Sarah, Age 11 I feel as though I’ve been seen in the book Blended by Sharon M. Draper. The main protagonist is Isabelle, a light-skinned girl. She loves piano and she has a stepbrother. I don’t have a stepbrother, but I do have a brother who doesn’t live with me. We both have things…

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A Good Kind of Trouble

By Grace, Age 12 One book that made me feel seen is A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée. One of the reasons this book made me feel seen is because I could see myself in the main character. The protagonist is an African American middle school girl like me.  I also related…

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Drawn Together

By Elia, Age 11 The book Drawn Together by Minh Lê made me feel finally seen. My grandparents recently moved in with me and my dad. The problem is neither speaks English, which makes it really hard to communicate with them. When I read Drawn Together I got to see how someone else handled this…

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Best Friends

By Hazel, Age 10 Best Friends by Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham made me feel like I was finally seen. This book was written about Shannon’s childhood. She dealt with anxiety and felt like talking with her friends was a minefield. One wrong step and the friendship would blow up. She always tried to say…

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