Laurie Halse Anderson

Finalist, 2008 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1999 National Book Awards
Longlist, 2014 National Book Awards

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author of books for kids of all ages–including Speak, Fever 1793, Chains, Twisted, and many others.
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Chains

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson book cover, 2008
ISBN 9781416905851 Simon & Schuster

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Speak

ISBN 9780312674397 Square Fish / Farrar, Straus & Giroux

In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. More about this book >

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The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN 9780670012091 Viking/ Penguin Group (USA)

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. More about this book >

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Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author of books for kids of all ages–including Speak, Fever 1793, Chains, Twisted, and many others. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous national and state awards, as well as international recognition. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Anderson was honored with the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the YALSA division of the American Library Association for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.” Anderson was born in Potsdam, New York in 1961. Growing up, she loved reading and listening to family stories. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was freelance journalist, and then worked part-time at a bookstore to earn money while working on her fiction. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes

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