Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson is an American writer, known for children's and young adult novels. She received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2010 for her contribution to young adult literature.
7 books on this list
In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult m...
All Boys Aren’t Blue by @IamGMJohnson is powerful, stunning and vitally important. I love this book so much! It needs to be in every library - public and high school - in the country. Can we make that happen, @aasl & @yalsa? @GraceKendallLit @MacKidsSL – source
Laurie Halse AndersonJul 26, 2020
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in AmericaThis is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This rema...
@MimiDempsey1 Exactly!!! Have you read Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You? It's the book I wish all Americans could read together. – source
Laurie Halse AndersonJul 21, 2020
A profoundly moving and deeply personal memoir by the co-host of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered. While exploring the hidden conversation on race unfolding throughout America in the wake of President Obama’s election, Michele Norris discovered that there were painful secrets within her own family that had been willfu...
@krystal_deleeuw @LadyOfSardines @edifiedlistener Fabulous book. So is The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir, by @michele_norris. That needs to be read by EVERYONE. – source
Laurie Halse AndersonJun 23, 2020
From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.“People don’t just happen,” writes Saeed Jones. “We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The ‘I’ it seems doesn’t exist until we are able to say, ‘I am...
This book is amazing. Thank you, @theferocity - your story gutted me, then filled me up again. – source
Laurie Halse AndersonOct 14, 2019
From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out ...
I’m so excited that this book is almost in the world!! Crafted w @DHeiligman’s deep research & powerful narrative voice, this true life tale of WWII is stupendous! – source
Laurie Halse AndersonOct 03, 2019
OB/GYN, writer for The New York Times, USA Today, and Self, and host of the show Jensplaining, Dr. Jen Gunter now delivers the definitive book on vaginal health, answering the questions you've always had but were afraid to ask--or couldn't find the right answers to. She has been called Twitter's resident gynecologist, the Internet's OB/GYN, and one...
“There are no products here to make balls smell better.” Seriously, you guys. If you have a vagina, or you love someone who has a vagina, or have so many vagina questions, buy @DrJenGunter's book: The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine – source
Laurie Halse AndersonAug 23, 2019
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.In Quiet, Susan...
@jthompedu @susancain I have rarely cried about a book as much as I did this one. It was the first time I really understood me. So happy you’ll put Cain’s lessons into the world with love! – source
Laurie Halse AndersonJun 28, 2019
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