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Feb.12.2012
photo: Audiobook of Speak, from booksamillion.com.  (Wikipedia's image was very faint.)   I volunteered to make a CD from the tapes of this title, so I figured I'd get some computer work done at the same time.  I do that from time to time for free.  I tell the people how long...
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Aug.15.2011
We go through many, many adolescences in our lives. But if you continue to mature as you age, you will go through minor “adolescences of the spirit” at least every decade. ~Laurie Halse Anderson No truer words have been written. I've survived two adolescent phases since my teens and I'm in the...
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Mar.01.2011
Twisted Laurie Halse Anderson young adult It's not brand-spanking new like Wintergirls, but Twisted is definitely worth a read. First, it is not a girl book. I'm very into boy books these days since I'm working on one. Go figure! And it's a real gem to find a boy book that deals with boy...
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Feb.20.2011
Alert: Stay turned to this channel for a special broadcast, Monday, 28 Feb. Irina Avtsin will tell us all about the power of the word, “No!”. ~~~~~~~~~ Today we welcome Shari to the blog. Let’s get this interview goin’ :-) ~~~~~~~~~ Where are you from and how old are you? I was born in Vancouver,...
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Oct.24.2010
Recently the book banners once again crawled out of their pits of nastiness to once again try to remove YA literature from classrooms and libraries. A certain Wesley Scroggins an associate professor of management at Missouri State University, and obviously standing for re-election for some post or...
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Oct.05.2010
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson Young Adult and  Wintergirls Laurie Halse Anderson Young Adult I read both of these books back to back and did not give up on life entirely, which speaks highly to Anderson's talent as a writer. These are not easy reads. Speak, celebrating its 10th anniversary in...
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Sep.27.2010
Red Room is proud to join thousands of authors, readers, industry professionals, and others who are passionate about freedom of expression and inquiry in recognizing Banned Books Week,September 25th through October 2nd. This year's observance comes at a particularly apt time for one Red Room...
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Sep.27.2010
The words "grass roots" spring to mind. On Twitter Sunday morning, Sept. 19, #SpeakLoudly began. As grass roots do in nature, #SpeakLoudly grew into something living, renewing and as welcome as Spring. At least, to this author. #SpeakLoudly supports the book Speak by Laurie Halse...
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Sep.26.2010
This may be the most difficult post I have ever written.  Be warned: some of it may not make easy reading.  But I want to speak out, because finally, after 40 odd years, I feel brave enough to do so.  First, though, I want to talk about Speak the book. You may have heard of it.  It's been all over...
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Sep.19.2010
  It took me two years to read Speak. I picked it up when I was just starting to write YA fiction, and when I started reading the book I quickly put two and two together and realized that the narrator Melinda, a sarcastic yet likable girl, was raped at a party by Andy Evans, a popular boy at the...