“Chrystal D. Giles provides a delightful author event experience for students. Her author chat invites students into her book, writing process, and inspiration and she gladly answers their many questions. I highly recommend inviting her to talk to your students you won’t be disappointed!” — Tiffany James, School Outreach Specialist, New York Public Library

Chrystal D. Giles (chrystaldgiles.com) is a champion for diversity and representation in children’s literature. Chrystal often says she’s a lover of both words and numbers, she spent fifteen years as an accountant before transitioning to writing full-time. Chrystal made her debut with Take Back the Block, which received multiple starred reviews, was a Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and NPR Best Book, and won the IRA Social Justice Literature Award. Her latest middle-grade novel, Not An Easy Win, received four starred reviews and has been named an ALSC Notable Children’s Book. Chrystal lives outside Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and son. 

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Books by Chrystal D. Giles

Region: Southeast

Categories: Middle Grade Picture Books

Genres: BIPOC