#Laurie Halse Anderson

Wonder Woman and Me

A reader talks about what Wonder Woman gave her as a woman, a parent, and a comics reader.

5 YA Poetry Audiobooks Read By the Author

Poetry is meant to be read aloud! To celebrate National Poetry Month, enjoy these five YA poetry audiobooks, all read by their authors!

SPEAK Author Laurie Halse Anderson Announces Memoir of Sexual Assault Survival

Author of the beloved YA novel SPEAK has will release a memoir in verse about her own experience with sexual assault.

Does a Book Need Feminist Characters to be a Feminist Book?

Exploring feminist books without feminist characters.

An Open Letter to Those Who Give Kids Banned Books

To the teachers, librarians, parents, and other adults who get books into the hands of teenagers: So often, we listen ...

In Support of Banned Books Week: Quotes on Censorship

We’ve rounded up several important quotes about banning books and censorship in honor of Banned Books Week. It’s a national event founded in 1982 to ...

Book Riot Live Author Spotlight: Laurie Halse Anderson

This video is sponsored by House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/139363514[/vimeo] Get two free tickets to Matilda: The Musical on ...

3 On A YA Theme: Realistic Fairy Tale Retellings

Last spring, I gave a presentation at a library conference about realistic fiction, which is my favorite arena of YA. ...

A Conversation About Girls’ Stories with Laurie Halse Anderson and Courtney Summers

It’s been sixteen years since Laurie Halse Anderson’s groundbreaking Speak came out. In those sixteen years, it’s hard to not see ...

3 On A YA Theme: Girls Who Run

This week’s theme — girls who run — opens itself to so many titles, and I could dig well into ...

High School Reading, 2.0

It’s time to dust off the books! Classics are classic for a reason, but it doesn’t mean they have to ...

15 years of SPEAK: An Interview with Laurie Halse Anderson

It’s fifteen years since Laurie Halse Anderson’s young adult novel Speak was first published. Speak is an enduring novel that has a significant place ...

Beyond the Bestsellers: So You’ve Read SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson

  For this month’s edition of “Beyond the Bestsellers,” I’m going to do something a little bit different. This series ...

Black History in YA Fiction: A Time Line

It’s black history month, and rather than offer up a straightforward book list of young adult titles that highlight aspects ...

Five Books to Watch for in January

New year, new reading resolutions, new additions to the TBR list.  Hope you’ve finished reading some of those holiday gifts ...