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Laurie Halse Anderson was born in Potsdam, New York on October 23, 1961. She received a B.S.L.L. in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University in 1984. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a freelance reporter. Her first book, Ndito Runs, was published in 1996. She has written numerous books for children including Turkey Pox, No Time for Mother's Day, Fever 1793, Speak, Catalyst, Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution, Chains and The Impossible Knife of Memory. She also created the Wild at Heart series, which was originally published by American Girl but is now called the Vet Volunteers series and is published by Penguin Books for Young Readers. Anderson has been nominated and won multiple honorary awards for her literary work. For the masterpiece Speak, Anderson won the Printz Honor Book Award, a National Book Award nomination, Golden Kite award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her book Fever 1793 won the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults selection and the Junior Library Guild selection. In 2008, Chains was selected for the National Book Award Finalist and in 2009 was awarded for its Historical Fiction the Scott O'Dell Award. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Speak… (more)
Speak 14,162 copies, 711 reviews
Fever 1793 5,968 copies, 239 reviews
Wintergirls 3,890 copies, 298 reviews
Chains 3,733 copies, 213 reviews
Twisted 2,479 copies, 138 reviews
Catalyst 2,006 copies, 56 reviews
The Impossible Knife of Memory 1,293 copies, 83 reviews
Forge 1,236 copies, 38 reviews
Prom 1,107 copies, 47 reviews
SHOUT 803 copies, 33 reviews
Fight for Life 645 copies, 5 reviews
Ashes 613 copies, 13 reviews
Speak: The Graphic Novel 528 copies, 33 reviews
Homeless 490 copies, 3 reviews
Trickster 261 copies, 2 reviews
Say Good-Bye 260 copies
Storm Rescue 255 copies, 2 reviews
Manatee Blues 236 copies, 1 review
Teacher's Pet 178 copies
Time to Fly 128 copies
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed 127 copies, 12 reviews
Trapped 76 copies
Acting Out 75 copies
Fear of Falling 75 copies
New Beginnings 65 copies, 1 review
Masks 50 copies
End of the Race 41 copies
Wonder Women of History 40 copies, 6 reviews
Ndito Runs 37 copies
Turkey Pox 36 copies
The Big Cheese of Third Street 20 copies, 4 reviews
#01 - 04, #09 15 copies
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Left Behind 11 copies
Helping Hands 11 copies
Saudi Arabia 7 copies
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Love & Sex (Contributor) 68 copies, 3 reviews
Guys Read: Heroes and Villains (Contributor) 42 copies

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