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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson! Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice-- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.
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DebbieGrillo
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I loved this poetic memoir from the author of Speak. She shares her difficult childhood and in doing so exposes her parents inadequacies. She goes on to prove her father's advice, “...we must be gentle with the living, but the dead own their truth and are fearless.” Themes reveal truths of rape/sexual assault, classism, poverty, addiction, trauma and triumph.

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Jas16
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For my first book of #24in48 I went for short but devastating. I did not love the first half as much as the second but tears were definitely shed while reading this.

RebL I just listened to the Overdue podcast on this one. I forgot about a lot of the truly high school stuff in it like the cheerleaders‘ Hornet cheer. 11h
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DebbieGrillo
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Censorship

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tjwill
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#Nonfiction2019 Bingo card completed! Thanks for this fun challenge, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa !

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yay you!!!! That‘s wonderful! 1d
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DebbieGrillo
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"Daddy loved Jesus"

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Dawnrod1970
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Second book completed for the #BFCR2 #bookfitnesschallenge if only I could get off my butt and get my steps in.

wanderinglynn You got this. I try to squeeze in a few steps every hour & I also go the long way to the restroom to get a few extra steps. I recommend looking at your day & I bet you‘ll find a few ways you might get some extra steps in. 😉 3w
Dawnrod1970 @wanderinglynn Thank you! I am going definitely plan my days better going forward to get the most steps in I can 😊 3w
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Johanna414
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Working on my “books to take home for summer” list... this was just a quick browse through the shelves

LibrarianRyan Really like Mortal Coil. 4w
Megabooks The Leavers was good! 4w
kellyann28 I want to read King of Scars! 4w
Johanna414 @LibrarianRyan I read the first couple chapters at work the other day and I think I‘m going to like it. 4w
Johanna414 @kellyann28 me too! I‘ve loved all her other books so far 4w
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megnews
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I hope this makes it into the hands of all those who need a “Loud Fence,” to be “persistently, relentlessly” reminded that they are “important and supported and good.”

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1. Tagged. Along with too many others

2. Bowery Boys. It‘s been awhile though

3. How to Not Get Shot — with my daughter

#weekendreads

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This dedication.

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In Wednesday's episode, we discuss Laurie Halse Anderson--I so enjoyed delving into her influence on literature, her new memoir in verse Shout, and her YA backlist. Listen to the episode via your favorite podcast catcher, and then share your thoughts on Anderson's work.⠀

What's your favorite Laurie Halse Anderson book?

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tjwill
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I highly recommend this memoir in verse. It is beautifully written, and the story and the insights made me feel that this is one I could read over and over to learn from. Laurie Halse Anderson discusses her young life, suffering after being raped and finding herself again. She also shares the inspirations behind her books and writing life, fighting censors and helping others.

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tjwill
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Display that I set up of the newly purchased books #Litsyloveslibraries

B.Reader Looks like a great selection! 1mo
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I really connected with the first few poems in this, but by halfway through (the audio version) I was just finding everything repetitive and her voice wasn't holding my interest.

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This was a great read. It made me think about my life and the world around me.

ambam1987 It‘s also a movie! I checked it out this year after rereading the novel and graphic novel 1mo
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Outside reading time. This is amazing!

Suet624 I agree. 1mo
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Last line: Thanks for listening.

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Gina Ohhhh I like that! 1mo
marleed Powerful! 1mo
Overcaffinatedbookworm1 Reading this gave me chills 1mo
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Survival of the fittest is a recipe for loneliness.

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...teschers who clutch 32-ounce cups of coffee with extra shots of espresso and patience

🤣🤣

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...let's be enraged aunties together enthroned crones, scythes blazing instead of defending these men...

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Feel the contractions of another truth ready to be born: shame turned inside out is rage.

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Truth dawns slow
when youve been beaten
and lied to,
but it burns hard and bright
once it wakes.

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dont call it a period:
call it an exclamation point.

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...walk into a coffee shop bringing with them the smell of cinnamon snd rain.

(I can smell it too!)

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We should teach our girls
that snapping is OK,
instead of waiting
for someone else to break them.

WriteRead_Think I love this so much. 1mo
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Sex is not a game where one person wins by destroying the other.

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the false innocence
you render for them
by censoring truth
protects only you.

tjwill Yes, this! 1mo
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censoring my books in the name of “innocence“ will not build the fence you want

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Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists
everywhere.

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too many grown-ups tell kids to follow their dreams like that's going to get them somewhere. Auntie Laurie says follow your nightmares instead cuz when you figure out what's eating you alive you can slay it.

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Most relationships come with expiration dates just like milk and bread. SOme go sour before you can taste them.

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Trying to figure out what you want to do, who you want to be, is messy as hell; the best anyone can hope for is to figure out the next step.

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Some people grow up knowing what they want to do: they color inside the lines, study at the right school, check off the boxes, and in the end they are handed the grown-up life they've dreamed up. That's mostly bullshit, for the record.

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...raised on the same fairy tales and lies.

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scars may look stronger than unwounded skin, but they're not...

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we had a mid-morning break each day when the school provided coffee, tea, and pastries...

(The Danes are so cool!)

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...too worn out to entertain the monsters in the closet and under my bed the nightmares receded...

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...the only thing that helped me breathe was opening a book, mist enveloping, welcoming me into the gray space between ink black and page white leading me along...

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untreated pain is a cancer of the soul that can kill you.

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...sitting in the shadows at the base of the social mountain.

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...so intent on capturing every free minute, like flowers to be pressed between the pages of a book.

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...no fights of any kind, unless you count the upper-school cutthroat competition for valedictorian.

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...for a girl finally learning how to read...i unlocked the treasure chest and swallowed the key.

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And so, with extra Leslie help and a chorus of angels disguised as teachers and librarians...