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Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
Since the beginning of the school year, high school freshman Melinda has found that it's been getting harder and harder for her to speak out loud: "My throat is always sore, my lips raw.... Every time I try to talk to my parents or a teacher, I sputter or freeze.... It's like I have some kind of spastic laryngitis." What could have caused Melinda to suddenly fall mute? Could it be due to the fact that no one at school is speaking to her because she called the cops and got everyone busted at the seniors' big end-of-summer party? Or maybe it's because her parents' only form of communication is Post-It notes written on their way out the door to their nine-to-whenever jobs. While Melinda is bothered by these things, deep down she knows the real reason why she's been struck mute...

Laurie Halse Anderson's first novel is a stunning and sympathetic tribute to the teenage outcast. The triumphant ending, in which Melinda finds her voice, is cause for cheering (while many readers might also shed a tear or two). After reading Speak, it will be hard for any teen to look at the class scapegoat again without a measure of compassion and understanding for that person--who may be screaming beneath the silence. (Ages 13 and older) --Jennifer Hubert

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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Speak: The Graphic Novel
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-374-30028-3 / 978-0-374-30028-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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May 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 1-61383-452-7 / 978-1-61383-452-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Speak (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-606-26752-2 / 978-0-606-26752-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 1-4352-3314-X / 978-1-4352-3314-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-11
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June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-8446-7292-0 / 978-0-8446-7292-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc
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April 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Speak (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Platinum Edition (Pb))
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 1-4177-5081-2 / 978-1-4177-5081-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-307-26030-5 / 978-0-307-26030-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-606-21444-5 / 978-0-606-21444-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-613-36013-3 / 978-0-613-36013-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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May 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-7862-2525-4 / 978-0-7862-2525-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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December 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-7569-0742-X / 978-0-7569-0742-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning Prebound
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October 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-374-37152-0 / 978-0-374-37152-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-340-95077-3 / 978-0-340-95077-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-312-67439-2 / 978-0-312-67439-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-14-241473-5 / 978-0-14-241473-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Speak
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-13-701261-6 / 978-0-13-701261-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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August 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Speak
Author(s): David W Moore, Deborah J Short, Michael W Smith, Alfred W Tatum
ISBN: 0-7362-3191-9 / 978-0-7362-3191-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: National Geographic School Pub
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-7569-7098-9 / 978-0-7569-7098-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-14-240732-1 / 978-0-14-240732-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-439-64010-5 / 978-0-439-64010-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Speak (Bite)
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-340-81762-3 / 978-0-340-81762-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-14-131088-X / 978-0-14-131088-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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April 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Speak 6c Ced
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-14-774088-6 / 978-0-14-774088-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

December 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Listening Library
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December 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Listening Library
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December 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Listening Library
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-7393-3672-X / 978-0-7393-3672-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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August 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Speak (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 1-4000-8998-0 / 978-1-4000-8998-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Speak (READ180)
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-439-44591-4 / 978-0-439-44591-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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July 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson, Mandy Siegfried
ISBN: 0-8072-8264-2 / 978-0-8072-8264-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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July 2000 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0-8072-8403-3 / 978-0-8072-8403-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Speak
Author(s): Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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