Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Author Visit: Chris Crutcher

I am so excited. We are having our first author visit on Friday and it will be Chris Crutcher. We are lucky enough to have him come to the school during Banned Books Week and he is also our featured author for Book Bistro.

8 of his books have been challenged due to the topics he writes about, like sexual orientation, racism, gay marriage, divorce, violence, language.

On Thursday, we have our Book Bistro meeting to discuss his writings. It is exciting how the students have become more interested in his older works because he is coming to the school and we, the librarians, are just super excited about him visiting. I noticed this happened with Rick Riordan's "A Titan's Curse" and even for "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows." Our book club has become more and more fun and I hope, we do not lose this momentum as the year progresses.

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