I'm sure by now most of you are aware of this article
I was at work today, but kept reading all the #SpeakLoudly hashtags on Twitter, and while I was appalled at the article, I was truly heartened by how the book loving community came together to speak up for what we believe in.
I haven't read Speak yet, but I have it on my nightstand and will be setting aside the other books I'm reading to start it tonight. And when I'm done, I will be passing it on to my daughter for her to read. Because it's important. The subject matter as well as our freedom to read it.
If you haven't had a chance yet, watch this video of Laurie Halse Anderson and the poem she wrote based on the letters of girls and boys who have read Speak and been impacted by it. It's very powerful. And so are our voices, as long as we continue to SPEAK LOUDLY.