A New York Times bestseller and one of 2019's best-reviewed books, a poetic memoir and call to action from the award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!

Travels from: Pennsylvania

SHOUT serves as both a testament to the life-altering, lifesaving impact of these types of stories – and as an urgent and brutal reminder of their ongoing necessity.
— NYT Book Review

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 was Laurie's eighth New York Times bestselling book.

Two of her novels, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short-listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal in the United Kingdom. Laurie has been nominated for Sweden's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the Margaret A. Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English.

In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes.

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Talks and Topics

  • Don’t Follow Your Dreams - Slay Your Nightmares:  How the Traumas from our Childhood and Adolescence Haunt our Adult Lives and How We Can Lay Them to Rest

  • Using Story To Speak Up About Hard Things: How Novels Open the Doors to Life-Changing Conversation

  • Pain, Shame & Dangerous Ignorance:  Understanding of Rape Mythology To Save The Next Generation From Sexual Violence

  • Failing Our Boys: What I’ve Learned From 20 Years of Talking With Teenage Boys About Sexual Violence  

  • Creativity is a Wild Mind and a Disciplined Eye

  • Author Presentations on SHOUT, Speak, The Impossible Knife of Memory, Twisted, Wintergirls and Catalyst

The verse flows like powerful music, and Anderson’s narrative voice is steady and direct… It’s a strong example of how lived experience shapes art and an important book for the #MeToo movement. Necessary for every home, school, and public library.
— Kirkus Starred Review

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