Coverart for item
The Resource Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson, (electronic resource)

Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson, (electronic resource)

Label
Speak
Title
Speak
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Halse Anderson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. A timeless novel about consent and finding the courage to speak up for yourself, the twentieth anniversary edition of the classic novel that has spoken to so many young adults now includes a new introduction by acclaimed writer, host, speaker, and cultural commentator Ashley C. Ford as well as an afterword by New York Times- bestselling author of All American Boys and Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds. This edition will also feature an updated Q&A, resource list, and essay and poem from Laurie Halse Anderson. Praise for Speak : "In a stunning first novel, Anderson uses keen observations and vivid imagery to pull readers into the head of an isolated teenager. . . . Will leave readers touched and inspired ." — Publishers Weekly , starred review "An uncannily funny book even as it plumbs the darkness, Speak will hold readers from first word to last." — The Horn Book , starred review Praise for Speak: The Graphic Novel: "[Emily Carroll] should be recognized as one of the best graphic storytellers out there." —Kate Beaton, author of Hark! A Vagrant "What a talent. What a voice." —Mark Siegel, author of Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson "Carroll knows how to capture uncomfortable emotions—guilt, regret, possessiveness, envy—and transform them into hair-raising narratives." — New York Times Book Review Accolades for Speak : New York Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller Michael L. Printz Honor Book National Book Award Finalist Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults ALA Quick Pick Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Booklist Top Ten First Novel BCCB Blue Ribbon Book School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Summary
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2018.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • SEE-IT Award, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10599346
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halse Anderson, Laurie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
550
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Overdrive Inc
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the graphic novel
Label
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374313395
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0e2704eb-83c2-4717-9532-da6c4b220829
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374313395
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0e2704eb-83c2-4717-9532-da6c4b220829
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

Subject

Genre

Included in

Library Locations

  • Delaware Main LibraryBorrow it
    84 East Winter Street, Delaware, OH, 43015, US
    40.299672 -83.064923
  • Orange BranchBorrow it
    7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware, OH, 43015, US
    40.190037 -83.027387
  • Ostrander BranchBorrow it
    75 North Fourth Street, Ostrander, OH, 43061, US
    40.267330 -83.216989
  • Powell BranchBorrow it
    460 South Liberty Street, Powell, OH, 43065, US
    40.149379 -83.073659
Processing Feedback ...