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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Chan lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Crystal Chan is an author, speaker and activist. She has published articles in many magazines; given talks and workshops across the country; facilitated discussion groups at national conferences; and been a professional storyteller.

Along with the books she has written, she has also adapted several "Classics" for "Manga Classics" graphic novels including, Les Miserables, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre, Jungle Book, Great Expectations, The Scarlet Letter, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. She also edited the "Festivals of the World" series which includes: Japan, The United States, Egypt, Israel, England and India.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Bird"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2016


-- """All That I Can Fix"""

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020