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Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Ages 11+

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"[Crutcher] and his athlete protagonists take on such weighty issues as racism, homophobia, sexism and the teenager's essential task of coming to terms with his parents." Publishers Weekly

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"A winning collection of stories...will speak to YAs, touch them deeply and introduce them to characters they'll want to know better." School Library Journal

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"The characterizations are powerfully drawn, and the dialogue is quick and scorching." The Horn Book

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"An involving group of stories...thought-provoking and discussable." Kirkus Reviews

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"Crutcher knows teen issues and how kids think and talk...he mixes poignancy and humor in just the right proportion to keep readers involved." ALA Booklist

About the Author

Chris Crutcher grew up in Cascade, Idaho, and now lives in Spokane, Washington. He is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels and a collection of short stories for teenagers, all chosen as ALA Best Books. In 2000, he was awarded the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution in writing for teens. Drawing on his experience as an athlete, teacher, family therapist, and child protection specialist, he unflinchingly writes about real and often-ignored issues that face teenagers today.

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solmejica, January 23, 2009 (view all comments by solmejica)
I have used these short stories for the past two years in my classroom of 8th graders. They have enjoyed the stories and the outcomes. I am now teaching 9th grade and I am about to incorporate these stories into the 2nd semster.
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Laurie Blum, November 28, 2006 (view all comments by Laurie Blum)

WITH FIVE GRANDSONS, AGES 8 TO 18, I THINK I HAVE FOUND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT IN CHRIS CRUTCHER'S "ATHLETIC SHORTS: SIX SHORT STORIES". HIS STORIES SOUND FRESH WITH ENOUGH CHALLENGE TO KEEP THESE BRIGHT MINDS OCCUPIED!
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monicalgrs, November 26, 2006 (view all comments by monicalgrs)
I could not put this book down....All the stories are relevant to today's society and should not be restricted or hidden from children. Reality can be ugly and can be beautiful and Chris crutcher has displayed both in this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060507831
Subtitle:
Six Short Stories
Author:
Crutcher, Chris
Author:
by Chris Crutcher
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Athletes
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
546
Publication Date:
20021105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.125 in 4.88 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 208 pages HarperTempest - English 9780060507831 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[Crutcher] and his athlete protagonists take on such weighty issues as racism, homophobia, sexism and the teenager's essential task of coming to terms with his parents." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A winning collection of stories...will speak to YAs, touch them deeply and introduce them to characters they'll want to know better."
"Review" by , "The characterizations are powerfully drawn, and the dialogue is quick and scorching."
"Review" by , "An involving group of stories...thought-provoking and discussable."
"Review" by , "Crutcher knows teen issues and how kids think and talk...he mixes poignancy and humor in just the right proportion to keep readers involved."
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