_UP FOR A CHALLENGE?
Anne's "My Head is Full of Books" blog has one for you. It's a challenge to read all of CC's books. Check it out.
Want a brief, smart assessment of DEADLINE by CC? You've got one, thanks to Ashley Perez. Check it out HERE.
...features an interview with CC this week where he answers questions of young readers in Canada. Thank you, Ellen Wu, for including Chris in your author interview series. Read the Q&A HERE.
...is a site dedicated to helping young readers and the people who support them to find and love great books and other literacy builders. Chris Crutcher is an advice columnist for Keen Readers, from time to time, so be sure to check it out! And don't miss their interview with CC HERE.
LOOKING FOR A CC CELEBRATION?
Check out blogger Rosi Hollinbeck's Tribute. Wow!
HUFFINGTON POST AND BEYOND
Many thanks to these bloggers (and others) for re-posting CC's Huffington Post Column
Cover to Cover
At the Same Time
Book Club Babe
NSPIRED BY SARAH BYRNES
Don't miss this moving blog by journalist and educator Lisa Gray. Great work, Lisa.
WHALE TALK Blog
Don't miss this great blog on CC's novel WHALE TALK.
MOST LIKELY TO...
Young Adult Books Central came up with this great list of "most likely to" yearbook nominations for CC book characters. Check them out HERE.
Tyler Smith created this analysis of Deadline website for a school assignment. Great job, Tyler! Hope you score an A!
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
...and their MIP Book Club selected WHALE TALK as their most recent discussion title on March 26, 2011. They called the book "powerful" and "emotional." Read more about it HERE.
Not so new now, and a little quiet (CC's been BUSY). But have you seen it? Stotan Unplugged -- http://stotanunplugged.blogspot.com/. Check it out! And watch for more in the future -- as soon as he finishes his new book! YES! A new book is soon coming!
Be sure to check out Sandy Child's blog -- and VIDEO -- of CC's visit to Jackson Middle School here (Telephone Man -- caution, a little salty language goes with that story).
Check out Janet Jensen's terrific blog about ANGRY MANAGEMENT here! ANGRY MANAGEMENT is also nominated for the 2011/2012 S.C. Young Adult Book Award. Check that out here.
SARAH BYRNES ART
Young artists often post their work on Deviant Art. This young artist posted her art inspired by reading STAYING FAT FOR SARAH BYRNES. Amazing. (right)
REAL MEN READ...
...it says so right on this terrific BLOG featuring DEADLINE by Chris Crutcher:
Blogger Jessica loves STAYING FAT FOR SARAH BYRNES and all of CC's books. Read her review HERE.
DO NOT MISS
...Awesomanoli's wonderful blog about meeting CC at her school in Delhi, India. Clearly a brilliant young student if ever there was one! Hey, Manoli ... hope you don't mind our borrowing your photo of you and CC too much. It's awesome! (Photo right).
ANGUS, the movie
...is finally on DVD. Can you believe it? If you want to buy a copy, follow this link: http://turnerclassic.moviesunlimited.com/product.asp?sku=D05067. Now, a question. Who IS that woman on the cover of the ANGUS DVD? She's not in the film. If you know, email Chris or his assistant.
Joel Brigham's Blog
Don't miss (no this is a new one) Joel Brigham's blog about meeting Chris Crutcher here: http://joelbrigham.com/2010/08/19/nice-to-meet-you-23-chris-crutcher/Week, It's very smart, touching and thoughtful. /
NCAC ALERT(courtesy of Pat Scales)
Is "Common Sense Media" really doing us a service? Read about the NCAC's censorship concerns here: http://www.ncac.org/NCAC-and-eight-other-free-speech-and-education-groups-criticize-book-rating-system. And watch for Pat Scales editorial in Booklist soon.
CHRIS CRUTCHER WEEK
...was August 16-20, 2010 at the Greenwillow Blog. Look for exclusive videos and images you won't see anywhere else. http://greenwillowblog.com/
...Carey Hagan said, "I write booktalks in groups of three, and I just did DEADLINE in my 'Your Medical Diagnosis Is...' grouping. Ben is one of my favorite YA protagonists of all time. I hope I did him justice in first-person narration. Here's the link: http://booktalkthree.blogspot.com/2010/08/your-medical-diagnosis-is-booktalk-2.html." Fantastic! Check it out.
SPEAKING OF DEADLINE
...it's great, according to USA Today blogger and English teacher Julie B. Check out her analysis HERE.
And this blog proves it. Lisa Ehrle, the Teacher-Librarian at Cherokee Trail High School was kind enough to let CC know her YA8 reading club was gobbling up DEADLINE this month. Don't miss their great DEADLINE Animato when you visit their blog. Thanks, Lisa! Let us know how many kids are reading when you have time.
Neesha Meminger has crafted one of the most insightful blogs about Crutcher's approach to characters of color we've ever seen. Please check it out HERE. Thank you, Neesha, for such a thoughtful, intelligent essay.
The National Coalition Against Censorship blog features an insightful interview with CC on the nature of a book challenge and his response to them. Check it out HERE.
The GUIDE TO TEACHING CHALLENGED AND BANNED BOOKS has been revised. To upload the PDF, and other reading guides, see the FOR EDUCATORS page of this website.
Banned in SC? Read more HERE.
2011 graduates READ!
Banner from San Jose bookstore Hicklebee's.
Kickin' back at the library, 2011.
Japanese cover for STAYING FAT FOR SARAH BYRNES