Sunday, September 19, 2010

SPEAKing up about SPEAK

If you haven't heard the buzz about Laurie Halse Anderson's book, SPEAK, check out some of these links and then speak up yourself.

This blog post is a response to an opinion piece in which someone refers to SPEAK as "soft porn." You can also check out Laurie Halse Anderson's blog post, in which she responds to this attack against her book. If you feel moved to, you can also send an email to the editor of News-Leader, in support of Anderson's book.

I understand that not all books are intended for all readers. But can't we be sensible about it? I would go so far as to say that SPEAK is a book every teen age girl should read and talk about with her mother (or another important adult in her life), as I did with my daughter. We can't just sweep these issues under the rug.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:52 PM

    I must say, Speak is a marvelous novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. And I agree, all teenage girls should read it. Just the other day while surfing Google I found your site. It's utterly fabulous and quite witty, I must say. 2 thumbs up!


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