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Chris Barton

Dear Librarian:

If your teen patrons are questioning their identities, have I got a book for them.

My subjects in CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.? TRUE STORIES OF FALSE IDENTITIES had lots of reasons for pretending to be someone they weren't: They wanted to make it in Hollywood. They didn't want to be killed by Nazis. They wanted to escape from slavery. They really wanted to drive a subway train...

With second-person narration and an 11-page bibliography, CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.? is a big departure from my picture books, THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS and SHARK VS. TRAIN. That means a whole new audience for my school and library visits, and I'm thrilled about that.

I'm giving away signed copies of CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.?, picked from random entries. To enter, write me at

Yours (truly!),

"[I]mpeccably crafted ... The use of second-person narration is very effective, allowing readers to assume the identities of each individual. Barton's prose captures the daring, ingenuity, and quick thinking required of each imposter." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Can I See Your I.D.? / Chris Barton / Dial Books

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-0803733107 / Published: April, 2011

Ages 12+ / YA Nonfiction
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