“My time with the students on Nantucket was spectacular!" Laurie Halse Anderson, 2017 NBF Visiting Author
Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has sold more than eight million copies. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also made the Carnegie Medal shortlist in the United Kingdom. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the Margaret A. Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her latest book is Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed, a graphic novel about one of Laurie’s heroes – Wonder Woman!