Banned Books Week 2005

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is excited to announce a very special guest to help us celebrate Banned Books Week 2005 (September 24-October 1)! Renowned young adult author Chris Crutcher will be appearing at the Huntsville Library Auditorium on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 PM to present “Real-Life Fiction Meets Censorship,” a talk for teens, educators, and their parents. His appearance will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing. Books will be available to purchase the night of the event, with the library receiving a portion of proceeds. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

The American Library Association has named eight of Crutcher's young adult books as “Best Books for Young Adults,” and four of his books appeared on Booklist's Best 100 Books of the 20th Century, more than any other single author on the list. His fast-paced fiction is known for its expert balance of comedy and tragedy, as well as its unflinching honesty and authentic voice. Crutcher also works as a therapist and child protection advocate. His life experiences in rural Idaho, in urban Oakland, in education, and in mental health keep his fiction rooted in real life. (Go to for more information about the author and his books.)