• Chris Crowe is an author. Chris completed his graduate study at Arizona State University and, after teaching high school English for ten years, taught at Himeji (Japan) Dokkyo University and BYU-Hawaii before coming to BYU in 1993. His areas of research and teaching include young adult literature, English education, and creative writing. He is past president of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) and spent 5 years as editor of the YA Literature Column for the English Journal.

    Dr. Crowe's books include Presenting Mildred D. Taylor (Twayne 1999); Mississippi Trial, 1955 (Penguin Putnam 2002); Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case (Penguin 2003); More than a Game: Sports Literature for Young Adults (Scarecrow, 2004); Two Roads (Deseret Book, 2007); Teaching the Selected Works of Mildred D. Taylor (Heinneman, 2007); "How I Came to Write": LDS Authors for Young Adults (Center for Christian Values in Literature, 2007); Thurgood Marshall: Up Close (Viking, 2008), and Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game (Candlewick, 2012). His next book, a historical novel titled Death Coming Up the Hill, will be published in fall 2014.

    He attended BYU on a football scholarship from 1972 through 1975. He married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth, in 1973, and they have four children, two beautiful granddaughters, and two handsome grandsons.

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