Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
Available At: DCC (HS), Aspen Valley (HS), Challenger (MS), Eagleview (MS), Pine Creek (HS), Rampart, Chinook Trail (MS), Liberty (HS)
Categories: Cursing, Drug Abuse, Sexism, Sexual, Violence
Description: A book of poems involving sexual assault, feminist ideologies and activism.
YA Label?: No
Notes: This book contains sexual activities; sexual assault; sexual nudity; profanity; alcohol and drug used by minors; inflammatory gender references; and controversial social commentary.
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Page 39: “When husbands raped wives in 1972, it was legal…When bosses groped women in 1972, it was legal because bosses (all of them male) made the rules.”
Page 53: “I took my eyes off the rage in his face and looked up to the green peace of leaves fluttering above, trees witnessing pain shame I crawled into the farthest corner of my mind biding time hiding surviving by outsiding and when he was done using my body he stood and zipped his jeans lit a cigarette and walked away.”
Page 56: “But that boy who raped me on the rocks by the creek got drunk and lay down on a dark night to play chicken with the devil and he lost.”
Page 67: “Or being raped; we definitely didn’t talk about rape. Ever. The color I vomited for hours after those drinks was really quite astounding. I still can’t touch whiskey or spiced Russian tea.”
Page 137: “He never fondled, never hit on any of us students, that old man, but still he left his class feeling a little dirty.”
Page 219: “You see, I remained for years pig-ignorant of its precise geography. So you can imagine my surprise when I finally got comfortably naked with a sexual partner fully equipped with a THING and I turned on the light to study this specimen.”
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