Shout

Shout

A Poetry Memoir

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The New York Times bestselling poetic memoir and call to action from the award-winning author of Speak , Laurie Halse Anderson!

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. SHOUT speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice-- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.
Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780670012107
0670012106
Branch Call Number: YA NF POETRY Anderson
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 21 cm

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samcmar Apr 20, 2019

I loved Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak and it's one of my favourite books of all time. Reading Shout was a powerful and uncomfortable experience. Anderson digs deep into her childhood to share her experience as a sexual assault survivor and what it means to educate young men specifically about the role of consent. These poems are beautiful and haunting, and this book is easily worth the read.

RDPL_Teens Apr 16, 2019

I couldn't put this down until it was finished.

I feel his timely and evocative memoir told in verse, will serve as a call-to-action for some and a healing tome to others.

Halse Anderson shouts in this latest work about her experience, and about the communal experience of survivors of sexual violence - shared experiences of shame, silence, hurt, rage, redemption, healing, and love.

She assures those who are hurting, afraid, or enraged that they are not alone. She is standing with them.

A true must-read!

DPLjosie Apr 04, 2019

Powerful, raw, sweet, kind, angry, healing...all in one package. Amazing book in both the paper and audio formats.

OPL_KrisC Nov 07, 2018

A gritty poetic memoir where Laurie Halse Anderson shares the story of her own sexual assault and the impact that it had on her and how she ends up turning her life around.

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