• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Anderson, Laurie Halse. SHOUT. Viking Books, 2019. Print.
• The prelude to SHOUT has the subtitle "mic test" (1).
• Anderson states that "this book reeks" (3) of her fear.
• The prelude states that "this is a story of a girl who lost her voice/And wrote herself a new one" (1).
• She notes that she wrote her novel Speak when she was only 25 years old.
• Anderson mentions that her father also used to write poetry.
• The collection begins by introducing Anderson’s mother and father, both survivors of trauma.
• Anderson’s father witnessed many atrocities of World War II, including contact with victims from "all" (8) of the major Nazi concentration camps just after the war's end, and suffered from PTSD as a result.
• Anderson tells of a time when her father, utterly broken and working to help victims...
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