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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Speak Poem by Laurie Halse Anderson

rgz celebrates the 10th anniversary of SPEAK! Congratulations, Laurie! Watch this fantastic poem and pick this classic up once again!



readergirlz, rgz, Lorie Ann Grover

10 comments:

Little Willow said...

Brava.

lanna-lovely said...

Wow, that was amazing - I almost started crying by the time it got to 3 minutes, the "it keeps hurting, I hurt but your book cracked my shell" bit.

readergirlz said...

Yay! Count me among the big fans of Speak. Laurie inspires me with her willingness to reveal truth to her readers.

readergirlz said...

Whoops! This is Holly! Logged in as rgz. ;)

Justina said...

Beautiful. Powerful. Speak. Listen. I wish SPEAK was required reading for every single 8th grader. Every last one of them.

slwhitman said...

Beautiful. Thanks readergirls and especially Laurie, for sharing.

Marie Hansen said...

This gives me chills. Amazing.

Shelf Elf said...

That is the most goosebumpy moment of my day, by a long shot.

Congratulations to Laurie on this exciting anniversary. What a book.

Melissa Walker said...

WOW.

I'm reading WINTERGIRLS right now and I have chills all over again.

bj neary said...

Wow what a powerful poem, I loved the Words, the thoughts, the emotions. I am so glad your writers inspired you to write this poem..