Hello, Universe

Ability, Disability & Ableism
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture
Hello Universe
Author(s):
Erin Entrada Kelly
Illustrator(s):
Isabel Roxas
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
ISBN:
978-0062414151
Year:
Ability, Disability & Ableism
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture

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, bullying behavior is put in its place, and friendship blooms.

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