1999

Speak

By Laurie Halse Anderson

Original & Digital Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
 Current Publisher: Squarefish (Macmillan)

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Laurie Halse Anderson for Speak
  • Louise Erdrich for The Birchbark House
  • Polly Horvath for The Trolls
  • Walter Dean Myers for Monster

YPL Winner That Year: Kimberly Willis Holt for When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

Judges That Year: Veronica Chambers, Mary Ann McGuigan, Hazel Rochman, Zena Sutherland, Roger Sutton

The Year in Literature: Holes by Louis Sachar won the Newbery Medal. 

More Information: Anderson was also a Finalist in 2008 for Chains.

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