SHOUT is a poetry memoir penned by Laurie Halse Anderson, an author famous for bringing the public's attention to the problem of sexual violence inflicted upon young women. Anderson accomplished this goal by publishing her young adult fictional novel entitled Speak, which tells the story of Miranda, a young girl who endures rape at the age of 14. In SHOUT, Anderson recounts her early years, the dynamics within her complex family, and the way in which being raped at age 13 by a trusted boyfriend has affected the shape of her life and identity. Over the course of her poetry memoir SHOUT, Anderson explores themes such as family bonds, deception, the danger of inaction, and the importance of finding one's voice.
SHOUT Lesson Plans contain 148 pages of teaching material, including: