January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Hello! On Friday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Laurie Halse Anderson, author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling young adult novel Speak, will be at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast celebrating the launch of book’s 20th anniversary edition, which hits shelves on January 15. Laurie will be in-conversation with National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo.
Widely considered to be a modern classic for its depiction of the aftermath of sexual assault, Speak (which has sold millions of copies since publication in 1999) has changed the face of YA publishing, opening doors for other authors to address this formerly taboo topic in their books, well ahead of the national conversation surrounding the #metoo movement. The 20th anniversary edition features an all new introduction by writer, editor, and podcast host Ashley C. Ford and afterword by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.
You can check out more information on the East City Bookshop event page (HERE).