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In college, Laurie Halse Anderson thought she might become a translator — and in a way, she did. "I translate imagination onto the page," she says. Randy Fontanilla/Penguin Random House hide caption

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20 Years After 'Speak,' Laurie Halse Anderson Tells Her Own Story In 'Shout'

The groundbreaking novel Speak told the story of Melinda, a teen who stopped speaking after a sexual assault. In her poetry memoir, Shout, Anderson opens up about being raped when she was 13.

Saudi activist and campaigner Aziza al-Yousef, pictured in 2016, is on trial this week in the capital, Riyadh. She has been detained since last May. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Saudi Women's Rights Activists Awarded For Their Work — While On Trial

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Vintage Break of Reality
Worth Everything The End Of The Ocean
Of the Mountains Dan Deacon

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In 'Diane,' An Older Woman Faces Up To Her 'Unlived Life'

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Jeremy Denk's new album c.1300-c.2000 traces seven centuries of classical music. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeremy Denk's Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

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Keyboard Sonata Domenico Scarlatti
After Thoughts Oddisee
Sirens LRKR
Her L'Indecis

In college, Laurie Halse Anderson thought she might become a translator — and in a way, she did. "I translate imagination onto the page," she says. Randy Fontanilla/Penguin Random House hide caption

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20 Years After 'Speak,' Laurie Halse Anderson Tells Her Own Story In 'Shout'

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At 83, Mary Lane Upholds The Blues Tradition: 'I Still Got It'

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Slow Blues Buddy Guy

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