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Crystal Chan


Crystal Chan

Crystal Chan watched with amazement at the exotic zoo outbreak in Zanesville, Ohio in 2011, where scores of animals—hungry lions, panthers and tigers—ran loose around the county. That incident helped inspire her most recent novel, ALL THAT I CAN FIX.

When Crystal isn’t writing, her passion is giving diversity talks to adults and kids alike, telling stories on Wisconsin Public Radio, and hosting conversations on social media.

Her debut novel, BIRD, was published in nine countries and is available on audiobook in the US.

She is the parent of a teenage turtle (not a ninja).

Crystal Chan

Books by Crystal Chan

by Crystal Chan - Animals , Family, Family Life, Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

In Makersville, Indiana, people know all about Ronney --- he’s from that mixed-race family with the dad who tried to kill himself, the pill-popping mom and the genius kid sister. If having a family like that wasn’t bad enough, the local eccentric at the edge of town decided one night to open up all the cages of his exotic zoo and then kill himself. With his parents checked out, Ronney is left tending to his sister’s mounting fears of roaming lions and stopping his best friend from going on a suburban safari. Can Ronney figure out a way to hold it together as his world falls apart?