Chris Crowe

Chris Crowe was born in Danville, Illinois, and attended schools in Illinois, New Mexico, and California before settling in Tempe, Arizona, with his parents, where he graduated from McKemy Junior High and McClintock High School. He received a football scholarship at Brigham Young University, where he played in the 1974 Fiesta Bowl and got a degree in English. He taught English at McClintock High School for ten years while also pursuing his master's and doctorate degrees at Arizona State University on a part-time basis. He is the author of various works, the most well-known of which is MISSISSIPPI TRIAL, published in 1955 and winner of numerous accolades, including the 2003 International Reading Association's Young Adult Novel Award. GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE EMMETT TILL CASE, his nonfiction work, was a Jane Addams Honor book.

JUST AS GOOD: HOW LARRY DOBY CHANGED AMERICA'S GAME, his first children's book, was published in 2012. His most recent book is Read More chevron_right