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Laurie Halse Anderson - Speak Poem

You've probably heard the controversy over Laurie Halse Anderson's beautiful book, Speak, which is being called "soft porn" because it deals with teen rape. I leave the discussion of book banning to other blogs, since that's being amply chewed over everywhere. But I had to share this video of a poem Ms. Anderson wrote, based on letters she has received from readers of Speak. As usual, poetry says it more powerfully than regular words could ever.