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Laurie Halse Anderson - Author

About the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson has been published to huge critical acclaim in the United States. Known for tackling tough subjects with humour and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains was also shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal in the UK. In 2009 Laurie was honoured with the Margaret A. Edwards Awards, given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature”. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York where she likes to watch snow fall as she writes.

Featured books by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory

13+ readers YA readers

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

A searing look at the effects of post traumatic stress on soldiers and their families, seen through the eyes of teenage Hayley. Stunning, hard-hitting fiction from an award-winning writer.

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Other books by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wonderful Women of History

Wonderful Women of History

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2021

Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation. We ll be presenting tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana s mantle and work in the fields of science, sports, activism, diplomacy, and more! Wonder Women of History spotlights these notable women: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: New Voice of the Nation, written by Lilliam Rivera and drawn by Anastasia Longoria Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Dissent, written by Lilah Sturges and drawn by Devaki Neogi Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted, written and drawn by Renae De Liz Rashida Tlaib: As American as Kenefeh, written and drawn by Marguerite Dabaie Teara Fraser: Helping Others Soar, written by Traci Sorell and drawn by Natasha Donovan Beyonce, (title not final), written by Mikki Kendall and drawn A. D Amico Mari Copeny, (title not final), written by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and drawn by Sharee Miller Edith Windsor: How One Woman s Love Changed a Nation, written by Amanda Deibert and drawn by Cat Staggs Marsha P. Johnson: The Beauty of a Brick, written by Jadzia Axelrod and drawn and coloured by Michaela Washington Emma Gonzalez: Never Again, written by Kami Garcia and drawn by Igzell Judith Heumann: How to Ignite a Spark, written by Marieke Nijkamp and drawn by Ashanti Fortson Ellen Ochoa, (title not final), written by Cecil Castellucci and drawn by Carina Guevara Shi Zhengli: The Real-Life Bat-Woman Working to Save the World, written by Emily X.R. Pan and drawn by Wendy Xu Serena Williams: Super Serena G.O.A.T., written by Danielle Paige and drawn by Brittney Williams Tig Notaro: Women Are Funny, written by Sara Farizan and drawn by Nicole Goux Keiko Agena, (title not final), written by Sarah Kuhn and drawn by Lynn Yoshii Dominique Dawes: Awesome Dawesome, written by Danny Lore and drawn by Robyn Smith Janelle Monae: (Android with) Electric Guitar Dreams, written by Vita Ayala, and drawn by O NeillJones This title also includes pinups by Weshoyot Alvitre, Colleen Doran, Agnes Garbowska, Bex Glendining, Ashley A. Woods, and Safiya Zerrougui. New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson brings together an all-star cast of authors and illustrators in this anthology of contemporary Wonder Women and how they ve changed our world.

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson, Leila Del Duca Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2020

Princess Diana believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings namely acceptance into the warrior tribe of Amazons. The celebrations are cut short, however, when rafts of refugees break through the Themysciran barrier. Diana tries to help them, but she is swept away by the sea and from her home thus becoming a refugee herself. Now Diana must survive in the world outside of Themyscira for the first time; the world that is filled with danger and injustice. She must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference. Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is a story about growing into your strength, battling for justice, and the power of friendship.

Speak The Graphic Novel

Speak The Graphic Novel

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Illustrator: Emily Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Resonant and fiercely authentic. This timely, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic is now a powerful graphic novel. 'I said no.' Melinda is an outcast at Merryweather High. Something happened over the summer - something bad - and now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen. So what's the point in speaking at all? Through her work on an art project, Melinda is finally able to face what really happened that night. But before she can make peace with the ghosts of the past, she has to confront the reality of the present - and stop someone who still wishes to do her harm. Only words can save her. She can't stay silent. Not any more. 'With the rise of women finding their voices and speaking out about sexual assault in the media, this should be on everyone's radar... Powerful, necessary, and essential.' Kirkus

Shout The True Story of a Survivor Who Refused to be Silenced

Shout The True Story of a Survivor Who Refused to be Silenced

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2019

Ashes

Ashes

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the Seeds of America trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which Kirkus Reviews called the best book you'll ever read. As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge-but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state-where bounty hunters are thick as flies. Heroism and heartbreak pave their path, but Isabel and Curzon won't stop until they reach Ruth, and then freedom, in this grand finale to the acclaimed New York Times bestselling trilogy from Laurie Halse Anderson.

Ashes

Ashes

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which The New York Times called a return not only to the colonial era but to historical accuracy.As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forgebut their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabels little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern statewhere bounty hunters are thick as flies.Heroism and heartbreak pave their path, but Isabel and Curzon wont stop until they reach Ruth, and then freedom, in this grand finale to the acclaimed Seeds of America trilogy from Laurie Halse Anderson.

The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory

13+ readers YA readers

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

A searing look at the effects of post traumatic stress on soldiers and their families, seen through the eyes of teenage Hayley. Stunning, hard-hitting fiction from an award-winning writer.

ebook of the month
Impossible Knife of Memory

Impossible Knife of Memory

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2014

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Will being back home help Andys PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.

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