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A Conversation with Chris Crutcher

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Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

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Episode 60 – A Conversation with Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher is one of the most respected and beloved authors working in the field of young adult literature. For thirty years he’s been writing honest books for teenagers – books that tell the truth about people’s lives and struggles. Because they are funny, raw, and honest, Chris’s books speak to teen readers of all kinds. Tune in to hear the about the ideas behind his newest book, Period 8; his thoughts on writing in honest language for teenagers; and what readers have told him about the impact of his stories.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Books featured in this episode:

  • Period 8 (Greenwillow, 2013)


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