August/September 2007

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Meet Shutta Crum

Shutta Crum is an award-winning writer and librarian. (In fact, she was Michigan’s 2002 Youth Librarian of the Year.) Her novel, Spitting Image, made the Kentucky Bluegrass and the South Carolina Junior Book award reading lists, as well as the New York Public Library’s Children’s Books, 2003—100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. The Bravest of the Brave, a 2006 Children’s Choices winner, made the Chicago Public Library’s The Best of the Best. Other books have graced state lists, or the Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year lists. In 2005, she was invited to read at the White House.

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