by Laurie Halse Anderson
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- Maya and Melinda: Birds of a Feather?
Laurie Halse Anderson must have definitely seen the correlations between Maya Angelou's experience and Melinda's, and just in case you want to know a little bit more, this Shmoop guide to Marguerite Ann Johnson (Maya's character in her autobiography) tells a bit about her life growing up and you, and your students, should check out the parallels. It sheds some light on the choice of Maya's picture in Melinda's closet.
- What does The Scarlet Letter have to do with Speak?
Is it possible that a classic novel published in the 1800s has connections with a contemporary novel? Well, yes, and Hester and Melinda's struggles and the situations they faced are not as different as we may think. Want a little more information about Hester and her story? Check us out.