Friday, March 05, 2021, 1:45 PM.
LitWorks, our annual teen book fest in cooperation with Ridgewood High School is going online. This spring, look for virtual discussions with YA authors including Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Chris Crutcher, Mayra Cuev, and Kiku Hughes.
This month, meet Chris Crutcher, whose books are strikingly authentic and unflinchingly honest. His autobiography King of the Mild Frontier is the story of his life growing up in Idaho. Losers Bracket is the story of Annie, her foster family and her search for her missing nephew. Chris has received a number of coveted awards, from his high school designation as “Most Likely to Plagiarize” to the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award. His favorites are his two Intellectual Freedom awards, one from the National Council for Teachers of English and the other from the National Coalition Against Censorship.