Shout (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Laurie Is Our Queen. No, but really. SHOUT is a verse-written memoir that serves as a reflection of her life before and after the publication of her groundbreaking novel, Speak, twenty years ago. If you haven't read her, what are you waiting for? 

— Margaret

If you're going to begin this book, be prepared to finish it in a single sitting. Speak was like a headlock, forcing readers to look at the reality of sexual assuault; but Shout is a raw sucker-punch of emotion that commands readers be a part of positive change. A beautiful challenge to be and do better, this is a generation-shaping book.

— Hilary

Spring 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“Laurie Halse Anderson invites readers not to speak but to shout in her new poetry memoir, a long-awaited follow-up to her bestselling YA novel Speak, which centers around a survivor of sexual assault. In SHOUT, Anderson shares memories from her young adulthoodwhen she herself was raped and how she found the strength to keep going. Between autobiographical poems lie fierce rants about rape culture and censorship, as well as love letters and encouragement to survivors of sexual assault. SHOUT is a fist raised to the sky, arriving on the heels of #MeToo and urging readers to never be silenced. A must-read.”
— Mary Wahlmeier, Raven Book Store, Lawrence, KS

About the Author

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 eight million copies. She has been twice nominated 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 and is a member of RAINN's National Leadership Council. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes. Find out more about Laurie by following her on Twitter at @halseanderson, Instagram at halseanderson, Facebook at writerlady, and Pinterest at halseanderson or by visiting her website,

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432861773
ISBN-10: 1432861778
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: April 24th, 2019
Language: English