Friday, February 27, 2009
Laurie Halse Anderson Speak Poem
Can you believe Speak is 10 years old? I've been reading posts about this at Presenting Lenore and thinking about Laurie's work before I start reading Wintergirls. And I ran into this poem that I just had to share. Apparently Laurie has received thousands of emails and letters from readers about how Speak has given them the courage to speak up. The first and last stanzas of this poem are in Laurie's words. Everything else are words and phrases from letters that were sent to the author. How incredible is that?