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!


*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 (Listen to our episode on that experience here!)

*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

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