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78: Laurie Halse Anderson Highlight - It Is Okay to Fight


For our last Unabridged Highlight episode of season 2, we're discussing the influence of one of our favorite YA authors, Laurie Halse Anderson. After seeing her at the Virginia Festival of the Book and reading her new memoir in verse Shout, we were inspired to consider her place in YA literature. It's the 20th anniversary of her seminal work Speak, and the new edition features some excellent resources and an afterword by Jason Reynolds, another Unabridged favorite. We were also happy to revisit a couple of other favorite novels. Take a listen, and then let us know @unabridgedpod what Laurie Halse Anderson and her work mean to you!

Timeline

Introduction and General Discussion: 00:00 - 13:37

Shout: 13:38 - 25:30​

Speak: 25:30 - 40:30

The Impossible Knife of Memory and Wintergirls: 40:31 - 57:00

Other Mentions 

The Virginia Festival of the Book

Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel, illustrated by Emily Carroll

Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Steve Mertzger's Huggapotamus, illustrated by Gabriele Antonini

Chris Lynch's Inexcusable

Portia de Rossi's Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain


Interested in what else we're reading? Check out our Featured Books page.


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