Roundtable Reading: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

  • Reading led by

    Estella Sisneros is a librarian at Sylvia Mendez Elementary School in Berkeley.

Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his loud, boisterous family. Valencia Somerset is deaf, smart, and brave, and loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic whose little sister Gen always follows her around. And Chet Bullens just wants to concentrate on basketball. They aren’t friends—until, one day, their lives weave together in unexpected ways. A rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms.

About Roundtable Reading
Young readers are invited to read the beginning of a good book aloud in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up at 3 PM, ready to read!