Chris Crutcher: A Stotan for Young Adults Volume 45 (Studies in Young Adult Literature #45) (Hardcover)

Chris Crutcher: A Stotan for Young Adults Volume 45 (Studies in Young Adult Literature #45) By Bryan Gillis, Pam B. Cole Cover Image

Chris Crutcher: A Stotan for Young Adults Volume 45 (Studies in Young Adult Literature #45) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 45 in the Studies in Young Adult Literature series.

Chris Crutcher is a literary icon in the field of young adult literature. In this book, Gillis and Cole examine the life, career, and works of this young adult advocate. This volume opens with a never-before-published comprehensive portrait of the author's life, gleaned from numerous conversations with Crutcher. The authors explore Crutcher's childhood, his adolescent years, his life as an adult, and his career as a family counselor and examine how those experiences became fodder for his stories. The authors also discuss Crutcher's encounters with censorship and his philosophical stance. Gillis and Cole also analyze Crutcher's novels, short stories, and novellas, examining his literary craft and such social themes as bigotry, identity, sexuality, relationships, and loss--themes almost always positioned within a sports story.
Bryan Gillis is assistant professor of English Education and Literacy and the Undergraduate Coordinator for Middle Grades Education at Kennesaw State University. He has published several articles on linking reading and writing strategies with YA literature. Pam B. Cole is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and professor of English Education at Kennesaw State University. She is the author of Young Adult Literature in the 21st Century.
Product Details ISBN: 9780810885622
ISBN-10: 081088562X
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Publication Date: August 17th, 2012
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Studies in Young Adult Literature