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Laurie Halse Anderson

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Born
in Potsdam, New York, The United States
October 23

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February 2009



UPDATE! SHOUT, my memoir in verse, is out, has received 9 starred reviews, and was longlisted for the National Book Award!


For bio stuff: Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and adults. Combined, her books have sold more than 8 million copies. Her new book, SHOUT, a memoir-in-verse about surviving sexual assault at the age of thirteen and a manifesta for the #MeToo era, has received widespread critical acclaim and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for seven consecutive weeks.

Laurie has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award four times. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short-listed for the presti
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Speak

4.02 avg rating — 501,564 ratings — published 1999 — 112 editions
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Fever 1793

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Wintergirls

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Chains (Seeds of America, #1)

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Twisted

3.83 avg rating — 34,395 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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The Impossible Knife of Memory

3.92 avg rating — 26,964 ratings — published 2014 — 38 editions
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Catalyst

3.62 avg rating — 16,590 ratings — published 2002 — 25 editions
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Forge (Seeds of America, #2)

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4.29 avg rating — 15,465 ratings — published 2019 — 14 editions
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“THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL

1. We are here to help you.
2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings.
3. The dress code will be enforced.
4. No smoking is allowed on school grounds.
5. Our football team will win the championship this year.
6. We expect more of you here.
7. Guidance counselors are always available to listen.
8. Your schedule was created with you in mind.
9. Your locker combination is private.
10. These will be the years you look back on fondly.

TEN MORE LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL

1. You will use algebra in your adult lives.
2. Driving to school is a privilege that can be taken away.
3. Students must stay on campus during lunch.
4. The new text books will arrive any day now.
5. Colleges care more about you than your SAT scores.
6. We are enforcing the dress code.
7. We will figure out how to turn off the heat soon.
8. Our bus drivers are highly trained professionals.
9. There is nothing wrong with summer school.
10. We want to hear what you have to say.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

“When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

“You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

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Andy Hi! I just want to say thank you for your books. Speak was a really brave book to come out with and I think it helped a lot of people find their voices, and I also really liked Vet Volunteers, even though they were for middle grade children as I learned a lot about animals. Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work!


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