Teacher Guide

Speak Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Speak brings readers into the mind of a young teenager whose life flips upside down after she’s raped and chooses to stay silent about it. Consider some of Andersons’s work for younger readers, including her works of historical fiction, Fever 1793, Forge, and Chains, or her more recent novel for young adults, The Impossible Knife of Memory.

Consider also other recent books for young adults about rape and recovery, including Fault Line by Christa Desir, about a boy trying to help his girlfriend after a sexual attack leaves her forever changed, and What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler, a novel inspired by the 2012 Steubenville rape case.

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