Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher audiobook

Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories

By Chris Crutcher
Read by Frank Muller

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Some of the most amazing teenage athletes you'll ever meet are waiting to talk to you. In six unforgettable stories, Chris Crutcher captures the real world of teenagers facing tough situations and doing their best-no matter what. Meet Lionel, a great swimmer who lost his parents in a boating accident; Angus Bethune, the fat kid who can dance the pants off anyone; Johnny, whose abusive father makes him do ten push-ups every time he hears a word he doesn't like; and Petey, who "volunteers" to wrestle the toughest girl around. Their stories are sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, and always entertaining. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Athletic Shorts is rooted solidly in Chris Crutcher's experience as a child and family therapist. It tackles some of the grittiest issues facing teenagers today-racism, underage drinking, AIDS-with superb sensitivity and humor.

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Some of the most amazing teenage athletes you'll ever meet are waiting to talk to you. In six unforgettable stories, Chris Crutcher captures the real world of teenagers facing tough situations and doing their best-no matter what. Meet Lionel, a great swimmer who lost his parents in a boating accident; Angus Bethune, the fat kid who can dance the pants off anyone; Johnny, whose abusive father makes him do ten push-ups every time he hears a word he doesn't like; and Petey, who "volunteers" to wrestle the toughest girl around. Their stories are sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, and always entertaining. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Athletic Shorts is rooted solidly in Chris Crutcher's experience as a child and family therapist. It tackles some of the grittiest issues facing teenagers today-racism, underage drinking, AIDS-with superb sensitivity and humor.

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Author Bio: Chris Crutcher

Author Bio: Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher has written several critically acclaimed novels, an autobiography, and two collections of short stories. Drawing on his experience as a family therapist and child protection specialist, Crutcher writes honestly about real issues facing teenagers today: making it through school, competing in sports, handling rejection and failure, and dealing with parents. He has won three lifetime achievement awards for the body of his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award. Chris Crutcher lives in Spokane, Washington.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 4.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English