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by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak Resources


Laurie Halse Anderson's Official Website

You will love this. It's fun, serious, smart, and even very good looking.

Haiku For Your Life

Anderson says that writing Haiku helped make her the writer she is today. Play this interactive game to see if Haiku works for you.

Anderson, Speaking up for Books

Laurie Halse Anderson was the official 2010 spokesperson for the American Academy of Librarians. Her page on the ALA website has lots of great Anderson-related info.

Anderson's Author Page

Want to read more books by Anderson? Check out this Amazon page to see all your choices.


Follow Laurie Halse Anderson on Twitter.


Speak up about <em>Speak</em> on Twitter. (And see what other readers have to say.)

Movie or TV Productions

Speak (2004)

This film version stars <em>Twilight'</em>s Kristen Stewart as Melinda. There are some definite differences from the novel, but it adds lots of new fuel to the dialogue the book has opened.

Articles and Interviews

A Bio and an Interview

Laurie Halse Anderson shares her wisdom on the high school experience.

A Film Review

Dennis Harvey reviews <em>Speak</em> for <em>Variety.</em>

"Anderson's Speak Under Attack, Again"

Read about how an associate professor calls <em>Speak</em> "soft porn" and thinks it should not be taught in classrooms.


Movie Clip

Watch the beginning of the 2004 film, starring Kristen Stewart as Melinda.

Madwoman Writing in the Forest

We love this video tour of Laurie Halse Anderson's special writing place.

"A bumpy start"

Watch this video of Laurie Halse Anderson talking about her school experiences and how she came to be a writer.

"Eye on the Tigers"

Check out Laurie in Mexico, at the library, of course.

"Listen," A Poem Inspired by Readers of Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson has created a poem made up of lines from letter written to her by fans of the novel.


Laurie Halse Anderson's Pronunciation Guide

Learn how to pronounce Anderson's name and why it's important that we do so. Check out the links to pronunciation guides for other authors, while you're at it.


Kristen Stewart as Melinda

A still from the 2004 film.

Tenth Anniversary Edition of Speak.

This edition has lots of helpful bonus material, including resources for rape victims and their friends and loved ones.


An image of Laurie Halse Anderson's poem created from reader responses to her novel.

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