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New York : Square Fish, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019.
20th anniversary edition.
Physical Desc:
197 pages ; 22 cm
Ages 14-18.

"Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say."

From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether.

Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication.

A timeless novel about consent and finding the courage to speak up for yourself, the twentieth anniversary edition of the classic novel that has spoken to so many young adults now includes a new introduction by acclaimed writer, host, speaker, and cultural commentator Ashley C. Ford as well as an afterword by New York Times- bestselling author of All American Boys and Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds. This edition will also feature an updated Q&A, resource list, and essay and poem from Laurie Halse Anderson.

Praise for Speak :

"In a stunning first novel, Anderson uses keen observations and vivid imagery to pull readers into the head of an isolated teenager. . . . Will leave readers touched and inspired ." -- Publishers Weekly , starred review

"An uncannily funny book even as it plumbs the darkness, Speak will hold readers from first word to last." -- The Horn Book , starred review

Praise for Speak: The Graphic Novel:

"[Emily Carroll] should be recognized as one of the best graphic storytellers out there." --Kate Beaton, author of Hark! A Vagrant

"What a talent. What a voice." --Mark Siegel, author of Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson

"Carroll knows how to capture uncomfortable emotions--guilt, regret, possessiveness, envy--and transform them into hair-raising narratives." -- New York Times Book Review

Accolades for Speak :

New York Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller Michael L. Printz Honor Book National Book Award Finalist Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults ALA Quick Pick Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Booklist Top Ten First Novel BCCB Blue Ribbon Book School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

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General Note
"Includes all-new bonus content"--Book jacket cover.
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
Target Audience
Ages 14-18.
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,4.5,7,32480.
Margaret A. Edwards Award, 2009.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Anderson, L. H., & Reynolds, J. (2019). Speak. 20th anniversary edition. New York: Square Fish, Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Anderson, Laurie Halse and Jason. Reynolds. 2019. Speak. New York: Square Fish, Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Anderson, Laurie Halse and Jason. Reynolds, Speak. New York: Square Fish, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Anderson, Laurie Halse., and Jason Reynolds. Speak. 20th anniversary edition. New York: Square Fish, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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