Monday, March 18, 2019

Laurie Halse Anderson's 6 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:
The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan (2003)

I avoided reading memoirs while I was writing Shout so I could focus on my own truth. But as soon as I turned in the manuscript, I started devouring them. Reading Tan's memoir-in-essays is like taking a hike in the mountains with her. She skillfully threads connections between her family's past, her own life, and her stories, enchanting and delighting the reader.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue