Chris Crowe, a professor of English at Brigham Young University, has published award-winning fiction and nonfiction for teenagers, as well as written for many magazines. He is a popular speaker and writer in librarian and teacher circles. He lives with his wife in Provo, Utah. Visit www.chriscrowe.com.
"Through simple yet powerful words, Crowe expertly reveals life in
1968...Teens wil be drawn to what it is like to be living an
everyday existence during wartime."
"The unusual narrative style makes this exploration of Vietnam-era politics at home and abroad readily accessible to struggling readers, while fans of poetry may appreciate the eloquence in its brevity."
"Readers will settle quickly into the haiku, most likely either ignoring it or pausing to take notice of those moments in which the rhythm cannily emulates speech patterns. YAs convinced they don't like historical fiction should take a look at this gripping, fast-moving quick pick."