Laurie Halse Anderson

13 Laurie Halse Anderson Recommended Books

Laurie Halse Anderson is a critically acclaimed author of numerous young adult novels and children's books. She is best known for her New York Times bestseller, Speak, which was later adapted into a film. Anderson has won numerous awards for her work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her body of work. She is an advocate for mental health and an outspoken feminist.

13 Books recommended by Laurie Halse Anderson

How It Went Down

How It Went Down

Author :Kekla Magoon

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"One of the best books ever written!!" - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

The Grace of Silence

The Grace of Silence

A Memoir

Author :Michele Norris

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"Fabulous book." - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists

A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights

Author :Mikki Kendall

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"There are SO MANY incredible women in this book!!! Put this in the hands of all readers!" - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

Three Keys

Three Keys

Author :Kelly Yang

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"An awesome book!" - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

Torpedoed

Torpedoed

The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"

Author :Deborah Heiligman

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"This true life tale of WWII is stupendous!" - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

How We Fight for Our Lives

How We Fight for Our Lives

A Memoir

Author :Saeed Jones

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"[This] story gutted me, then filled me up again." - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

All Boys Aren't Blue

All Boys Aren't Blue

A Memoir-Manifesto

Author :George M. Johnson

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"Powerful, stunning and vitally important." - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

Prairie Lotus

Prairie Lotus

Author :Linda Sue Park

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"If you're looking for another amazing historical fiction novel, check out [this book]." - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

Stamped

Stamped

Racism, Antiracism, and You

Author :Jason Reynolds

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"The book I wish all Americans could read together." - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

Quiet

Quiet

The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Author :Susan Cain

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"I have rarely cried about a book as much as I did this one." - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

Fault Lines in the Constitution

Fault Lines in the Constitution

The Graphic Novel

Author :Cynthia Levinson

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"Needs to be in every library, classroom and home!" - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

We Are Not Broken

We Are Not Broken

Author :George M Johnson

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"Has more love in it than any other book I can remember." - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

The Vagina Bible

The Vagina Bible

The Vulva and the Vagina -- Separating the Myth from the Medicine

Author :Dr. Jen Gunter

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"If you have a vagina, or you love someone who has a vagina, or have so many vagina questions, buy [this book]." - Laurie Halse Anderson [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What types of books does Laurie Halse Anderson recommend?

Many of Laurie Halse Anderson’s literary recommendations touch on topics such as racial injustice, mental health, and LGBTQ+ coming of age stories. She advocates for books that are considered “life-altering” and will have a lasting impact on readers.

Several of Laurie Halse Anderson’s book recommendations are available through online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her blog, Madwoman in the Forest, also has a section dedicated to her book recommendations.

Yes, Laurie Halse Anderson has a section of her blog dedicated to book recommendations for children and teens. Her recommendations focus on thoughtful topics such as dealing with grief, growing up, and difficult life choices.

No, Laurie Halse Anderson’s recommendations include a mix of fiction and nonfiction texts. Some of her favorites include Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and Mother Jones's Diary by Mary Harris Jones.