Spend an afternoon with award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson, who will share about her popular young adult fiction, including her groundbreaking debut novel Speak. Recently re-released as a graphic novel, Speak authentically captures the emotional journey of an isolated teen as she navigates high school life. Anderson will share about her writing process and what drives her, as she often tackles tough topics with humor and sensitivity. The afternoon features a book signing and light refreshments. Tattered Cover Book Store will sell Anderson's books onsite.
The New York Times best-selling author's readership spans young people to adults and combined, her books have sold more than eight million copies. Anderson has won several international, national and state awards and has been recognized for her efforts in championing intellectual freedom and diversity in publishing.