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Laurie Halse Anderson

A shocking story of sexual assult and trauma: Melinda is an outcast at her high school. She busted a party a while ago by calling the cops but now she refuses to publicly give a reason. Shunned by her peers, she almost stops speaking entirely – if nobody listens, what is the point in speaking? Eventually only art class allows her to express her painful story.

· · 1999

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Halse Anderson, Laurie. Speak. Square Fish, 2019. 224 pp., ISBN 9781250302359

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  • Award-winning
  • Gender equality
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text
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  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg, Saxony-Anhalt