Hello, Universe

By Asher, Age 10

A book that connects to me is Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. I can connect with many of the characters in the book, like Virgil, who is Filipino like me, and I don’t get much representation in pop culture. For example, when my family sees someone Filipino, we get very excited. He is also very shy and quiet, which is something I think I need to work on. But Virgil starts to change after he gets in a situation, which is also when I feel like I’m not as shy as when I’m doing a group project or playing a baseball game. I can also connect to Valencia, who has a connection with animals. I always like to watch the fish in my fish tank or at the pond, and I have a curiosity of animals too.

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