American writer best known for children’s and young adult novels. She received chains pdf laurie halse anderson Margaret A. 2010 for her contribution to young adult literature. Laurie Beth Halse was born to Rev.
Joyce Holcomb Halse in Potsdam, New York. She grew up there with her younger sister, Lisa. As a student, she showed an early interest in writing, specifically during the second grade. Anderson enjoyed reading—especially science fiction and fantasy—as a teenager, but never envisioned herself becoming a writer. Anderson attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School, in Manlius, New York, a suburb of Syracuse. During Anderson’s senior year, she moved out of her parents’ house at the age of sixteen and lived as an exchange student for thirteen months on a pig farm in Denmark.
After her experience in Denmark, Anderson moved back home to work at a clothing store, earning the minimum wage. This motivated her to attend college. After attending Onondaga Community College, she transferred to Georgetown University in 1981 and graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in languages and linguistics. Laurie Halse Anderson married Greg Anderson. In 1985, they had their first child, Stephanie Holcomb. Two years later, they had their second child, Meredith Lauren. Years later, Anderson moved back to Mexico, New York, and rekindled feelings with her childhood sweetheart, Scott Larrabee.
Anderson eventually married—and is still married to—Larrabee. Together, they combined their families—Anderson’s two daughters and Larrabee’s two children, Jessica and Christian. During this time, Anderson also began to write children’s and young adult novels. 1996, based on Kenyan Olympic marathon runners who ran to and from school each day. This story was inspired by her daughter, Meredith, who broke out with chicken pox on Thanksgiving. During her early career, Anderson wrote several pieces of non-fiction.
The first was a children’s book featuring Saudi Arabia. She also co-authored a book about parenting shy children with Dr. The novel became a finalist for the National Book Award and won Anderson honors for its portrayal of a thirteen-year-old girl who becomes mute after a sexual assault. The paperback version was published in 2001 by Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing. Penguin under the Viking imprint. Best Seller list in early 2005. Philadelphia during the yellow fever epidemic, was published by Simon and Schuster.
The book received two starred reviews, and was named in the ALA Amelia Bloomer List and the Junior Library Guild Selection. October 2010, by Simon and Schuster. 2011 Best Books for Young Adults. The ALA called the novels “gripping and exceptionally well-written” and the panel chair said that “Laurie Halse Anderson masterfully gives voice to teen characters undergoing transformations in their lives through their honesty and perseverance while finding the courage to be true to themselves. Several of Anderson’s early children’s picture books were placed on recommended reading lists and some won awards. Anderson won the Golden Kite award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
ALA Best Book for Young Adults selection and a Junior Library Guild selection. Chains: Seeds of America” series or simply “Chains” series. With acceptance speech by Anderson. A Chat with Laurie Halse Anderson, Winner of the 2017 Anne V. This page was last edited on 10 January 2018, at 21:07. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.