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Laurie Halse Anderson - Wintergirls
[ 1:40 - from BookVideos ]
Award-winning young adult writer Laurie Halse Anderson reveals that the inspiration for her current novel "Wintergirls" was letters she received from young girls with eating disorders. "Wintergirls" begins with the line "Dead girl walking" and then delves into the story of a girl suffering from anorexia. In this video Anderson discusses why she wrote the book.
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