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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Erin Entrada Kelly Narrator: Lulu Lam Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9780062448194
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Erin Entrada Kelly, the author of the acclaimed Blackbird Fly, writes with grace, imagination, and deepest heart about family, sisters, and friendship, and about finding and holding on to hope in difficult times.

Two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living with their stepmother in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better in this remarkable story for readers of Cynthia Kadohata and Rita Williams-Garcia, and for anyone searching for the true meaning of family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sisterhood, friendship, truth, hope: these are the themes that lift The Land of Forgotten Girls…into the realm of the truly special.…Readers who feel marginalized or alone in their troubles—and who doesn’t at times?—will adore Sol and her ragtag family, both chosen and real.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “[An] enchanting plot..[with] a little bit of everything—fantasy, realism, sisterhood, friendship, suspense, and humor.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Kelly’s sophomore novel is both hopeful and heartfelt, but strong emotions are only part of the successful equation here. Told in Sol’s true voice, the direct dialogue brings the diverse characters to vivid life.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Kelly balances the bleak and the beautiful in a novel about the multilayered bond between sisters…Kelly’s strong heroine offers hope in the face of loss.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This stirring and original story ends on a credibly hopeful note while remaining firmly rooted in reality, and readers who have embraced Sol will be cautiously optimistic for her future.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

  • “Lam effortlessly blends a wide variety of emotions, backgrounds, and intensities as she tells Kelly’s nuanced, resonating story about life between two cultures, surviving loss, and finding family in the least expected places.”

    School Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Narrator LuLu Lam’s silvery, matter-of-fact tones are perfectly suited to portray Sol…As the narrative jumps between past and present, between misery and anticipation, Lam’s range and insight guide her through a parade of intriguing characters…Lam’s poise and skill give extra weight to the action, and bolster the fantastical stories that Sol uses to keep herself strong in times of despair.”


  • A School Library Journal Best Book in Audio for 2016
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About the Author

Erin Entrada Kelly is also the author of Blackbird Fly, The Land of Forgotten Girls, and Hello, Universe. She was raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but now lives in Philadelphia.

About the Narrator

LuLu Lam is a professional imaginaire, hoop dancer, yogini, and audiobook narrator. She has acted in national commercials and television shows such as The Mindy Project on Fox and ABC’s All My Children.