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Laurie Halse Anderson-Visiting Author April 2016: Home

SAS Visiting Author Series Welcomes...

Laurie Halse Anderson

April 11-15 Puxi Campus

April 18-22 Pudong Campus


Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous national and state awards, as well as international recognition. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Laurie was honored with the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the American Library Association for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature…”. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes.

Meet the Author


  • New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Two-time National Book Award nominee
  • 2010 School Library Month Spokesperson for American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of American Library Association (ALA)
  • Amazon Blog “Omnivoracious” – One of Eight Influential Young Adult Writers of the Decade (2000-2009)
  • 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award, given by the American Library Association for significant and lasting achievement in young adult literature
  • 2008 Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) Award, given to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature.
  • 2006 Onondaga Community College Alumni Faces Award
  • 2004 Fayetteville-Manlius Hall of Distinction
  • 2002 Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation

Historical Thrillers

Young Adult Resilience Fiction

Fiction for Elementary Schoolers

Nonfiction for Elementary Schoolers