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Laurie Halse Anderson

USA flag (1961 - )

Laurie Halse Anderson grew up in Syracuse, New York, and now lives in Pennsylvania with her two daughters. The author of three picture books, 'Speak' was her first novel. Widely reviewed, it was a National Book Award finalist in the States, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, as well as winning the 1999 Golden Kite Award, given by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Both 'Speak' and 'Fever 1793' are listed in the Publishers Weekly Fiction Top Ten titles for May 2002.
Non fiction
Shy Child (2000) (with Ward Kent Swallow)
Independent Dames (2008)
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2000) : Speak
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2010) : Chains

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"Achingly honest and empowering."
Intentions (2012)
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"Overflows with innocence, faith, love, and the painful cost paid when all three are betrayed."
Challenger Deep (2015)
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"A brilliant journey across the dark sea of the mind; frightening sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary."
Akata Warrior (2017)
(Akata Witch, book 2)
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"The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!"
The Poet X (2018)
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"A story that will slam the power of poetry and look back into your heart."

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