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Keely Hutton

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Kindly,

Keely

✭ “Southern Sudanese Deng’s remarkable life story is one of loss and survival

The combined experience and talents of Hutton and Deng result in crisp, clear writing that is eminently readable. Deng’s voice rings authentically through the telling, her resilient spirit eclipsing the grueling trials she was forced to endure.
—Micheal Cart, 
Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

In The Press

✭ “Eye-opening and relevant.”
Publishers Weekly

STARRED REVIEW

✭ “Visceral.”

Booklist

STARRED REVIEW

✭ “A must-purchase for teen collections.”

Publishers WeeklySTARRED REVIEW

Bio
Keely Hutton, Author

Keely Hutton is a children’s book author and former English teacher. She worked closely with Ricky Richard Anywar to tell his story in her debut novel, Soldier Boy. Booklist named Soldier Boy one of the top ten first novels in 2017 and one of the top ten historical novels for youth in 2018. Her second novel, Secret Soldiers, was a 2020 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year and 2020 Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Book for Young People and will be released in paperback July 4, 2023. Her third novel, Don’t Look Back, a YA memoir she co-authored with Achut Deng, was released Fall 2022. Keely lives in Rochester, NY with her husband, two sons, and adorable dog, Maximus.

Fall 2023 Events

 

November 3rd

Presentation and Book Signing with Achut Deng

Monroe Community College

Rochester, NY 

November 4th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rochester Children's Book Festival

Monroe Community College

Rochester, NY

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