Monday, March 18, 2019

Laurie Halse Anderson's six favorite books

Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous international, national, and state awards. 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 also short-listed for the Carnegie medal.

Shout is Anderson's new memoir-in-verse.

One of Anderson's six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2014)

Woodson is the master of evoking place and time with just a few words. In Brown Girl Dreaming, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, she brings the South Carolina and New York City of her childhood to life vividly and uses them as the backdrops of her coming of age during the 1960s and '70s.
Read about another entry on the list.

Brown Girl Dreaming is among Sona Charaipotra's ten YA books that will change your life.

--Marshal Zeringue