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Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories
These six stories from acclaimed author Chris Crutcher are about athletes, but are not simply sports stories.
Here he presents characters from some of his best–loved novels, as well as creating some unforgettable new personalities, in tales of love, death, bigotry, heroism, and coming of age.
About the Author
Chris Crutcher has written nine critically acclaimed novels, an autobiography, and two collections of short stories. He has won three lifetime achievement awards for the body of his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults, the ALAN Award for Significant Contribution to Adolescent Literature, and the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award. He has been a child and family therapist with the Spokane Community Mental Health Center and is currently chairperson for the Spokane Child Protection Team. Chris Crutcher lives in Spokane, Washington.
Praise for Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories…
“The characterizations are powerfully drawn, and the dialogue is quick and scorching.”
-The Horn Book (starred review)
“An involving group of stories…thought-provoking and discussable.”