The Enlivened World of an Author of Middle Grade Novels
An Interview with Crystal Allen
Crystal Allen, author of six novels for middle grades readers, offers an account of the characters in her books and how readers (children and adults alike) have responded to them. She shares the how and why behind her characters’ personalities and possibilities on the landscape of middle grades as she recounts favorite episodes from her novels. Additionally, she explains the OwnVoices movement and chronicles her involvement in organizations that support authors of Color.
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