Laurie Halse Anderson


Laurie Halse Anderson is a <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, <i>Chains </i>and <i>Speak</i>, were National Book Award finalists. <i>Chains</i> also received the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Pennsylvania, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @HalseAnderson, or visit her at

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Book Dedications by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Abigail Adams once described her husband, John, as him whom my heart esteems above all earthly things. I understand that feeling. That's why this book is dedicated to my beloved husband, Scot.
  • When Abigail Adams was mourning the death of her parents, she quoted a popular paraphrase of a Psalm in her letters to her husband, John: "This sweet remembrance of the just Shall flourish when they sleep in dust." And thus, this book is dedicated to my mother, Joyce Holcomb Halse, and my father-in-law, William Robert Larrabee Sr.
  • "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - Declaration of Independence This book is dedicated to the fulfillment of that promise.

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