Keely Hutton

Keely Hutton

Keely Hutton is a children's book author and former teacher. She worked closely with Ugandan child soldier Ricky Richard Anywar to tell his story in her debut novel, Soldier Boy. Soldier Boy was included on Booklist's Top Ten First Novels for Youth 2017 and Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth 2018 lists and honored with a 2018 Children's Africana Book Award. Keely continues to work with Ricky and his organization, Friends of Orphans, to promote the recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration of former abductees and child soldiers in northern Uganda. Her second novel, Secret Soldiers will be available in June 2019.

Visit her online at Follow her on Twitter @akghutton and Instagram huttonkeely.

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