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Review: SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

For long-time readers of Laurie Halse Anderson’s novels, particularly SPEAK, this new book, SHOUT – a memoir in verse, will give insight and depth to both Anderson’s life, including traumatic events that have informed her fiction, and the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Review: Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll

UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE is author Jen Doll’s first novel, although she’s also written extensively for various magazines and newspapers, and she also wrote a memoir before penning this young adult delight. Unclaimed Baggage centers on three flawed but very likable teens, … Continue reading

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In Order To Form a More Compassionate Union

Thank you to Maya Wiley for a thoughtful, empathetic, in-depth response to last night’s callous and heinous performance of the current occupant of the Oval Office regarding Dr. Blasey Ford. This clip ends with Maya Wiley saying: “What we saw today … Continue reading

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SPEAK: The Graphic Novel is intense, relevant, and powerfully empathetic

In the late 1990’s, Laurie Halse Anderson’s SPEAK became an instant classic that broke ground in Young Adult literature. The novel gave voice to sexual assault and its aftermath via a raw and honest narrative that refused to talk down … Continue reading

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