Laurie Halse Anderson


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 8 million copies. She has been nominated three times 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. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheese steaks while she writes.


Guys Read: Heroes & Villains

Christopher Healy, Jon Scieszka, et al.


Little Women

Louisa May Alcott


Speak 20th Anniversary Edition

Laurie Halse Anderson


Speak: The Graphic Novel

Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll



Laurie Halse Anderson


The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School

Laurie Halse Anderson and Ard Hoyt


Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed

Laurie Halse Anderson and Leila del Duca


Wonder Women of History

Laurie Halse Anderson