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The Resource Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

Label
Speak
Title
Speak
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Halse Anderson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself
Awards note
Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2000
Cataloging source
SADPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
690
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.A54385
LC item number
Sp 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High schools
  • Schools
  • Emotional problems of teenagers
  • Rape
  • Psychic trauma
  • Emotional problems
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes an interview: Laurie Halse Anderson Speaks about Speak ... ; comments about censorship and sexual assault survivor resources ; discussion questions
  • Originally published in the United States by Farrar Straus Giroux
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Square Fish edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781613834527
Isbn Type
(pre-bnd)
Lccn
BD 11143012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)732603632
Label
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes an interview: Laurie Halse Anderson Speaks about Speak ... ; comments about censorship and sexual assault survivor resources ; discussion questions
  • Originally published in the United States by Farrar Straus Giroux
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Square Fish edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781613834527
Isbn Type
(pre-bnd)
Lccn
BD 11143012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)732603632

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