Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times-bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and new adults. Combined, her books have sold more than 8 million copies. She has been nominated three times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short-listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the 2009 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. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheese steaks while she writes.
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Laurie Halse Anderson; illustrated by Emily Carroll
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
A graphic novel adaptation of the award-winning novel Speak—adapted by Laurie Halse Anderson herself and brought to life visually by Eisner Award winner Emily Carroll.