A Conversation with Laurie Halse Anderson



New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak, Shout) and artist Leila del Duca reimagine Wonder Woman’s origins in this timely story about the refugee experience, teenage activism, and finding the love and strength to create change.

Princess Diana of Themyscira believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings–namely, acceptance into the
warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the
barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea.

Cut off from everything she’s ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land. Now Diana must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time–a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she’s ever experienced. With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, she must redefine what it means to
belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference.

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is a story about growing into your strength, fighting for justice, and finding home.

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times-bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was also short-listed for the United Kingdom's Carnegie medal. She was selected by the American Library Association for the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her significant contribution to young adult literature. Laurie has also been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a member of RAINN's National Leadership Council and frequently speaks about sexual violence.

Deonna Kelli Sayed is a recovering ghost hunter, an American Muslim, and an interfaith instigator. She is also an internationally published author and an award-winning podcaster. Deonna is the PEN America NC Piedmont representative. Once upon a time, she was the Festival Coordinator for Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival. Now, she works for the North Carolina Writers’ Network, and serves as the Logistics Coordinator during the NC Folk Festival.

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Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401286453
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Published: DC Comics - June 2nd, 2020

SHOUT Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142422205
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Published: Penguin Books - March 10th, 2020

Speak Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312674397
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Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2011

Speak: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374300289
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2018

Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416905868
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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