The Newbery Challenge: Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Please visit Colby Sharp's blog to find out what he thinks of Crispin: The Cross of Lead.
Travis Jonker designed the cover on the right.
"What I would discover years later as an adult was that I have what is known in the reading world as symptoms of dyslexia.Not dyslexia, but symptoms of, which means letter reversals, pretty bad spelling, and what looks on the paper like sloppiness. This was throughout my early schooling and high school - I have some of these papers. You can see it. It says, 'Your work is very sloppy. Why don't you proofread?' And, in fact, this was me. It wasn't being sloppy. It was just this nature." - Avi
Avi talks about the Crispin series.
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