Crystal Chan

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General Information

Name: Crystal Chan

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction




Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Chan lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Crystal Chan grew up in Wisconsin. She has published articles in several magazines; given talks and workshops across the country; facilitated discussion groups at national conferences; and been a professional storyteller. Bird, is her first novel. An online curriculum guide is available at the author's website.

Published Works

Bird, Atheneum Books , 2014

Titles at Your Library


ISBN: 1442450894
Release Date: 2014-01-28

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards


  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Chan's presentation topics include:

  • Letting your real self *shine*
  • When There’s No Box To Check: Falling in the Racial Cracks, Multiracial Students, and Diversity
  • How To Break All the Rules and Still Get Ten Countries
  • Beyond being “unique”: a mixed-race author in a monoracial world
  • Hey, they whitewashed my book! On race and diversity
  • The writer's journey: wandering the path of bedazzlement
  • Bird activity and writing workshop

Presentations can also be designed for your needs. Please contact the author for rates and availability.

Chan is represented by Emily van Beek of Folio Literary Management.

External Links

Crystal Chan on WorldCat


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