When She Hollers by Cynthia Voigt

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Tish, an adopted teenage girl, makes the decision to rebel against her abusive father, in a compelling portrait of incest and its related emotional trauma. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of the Tillerman series.
 

About Cynthia Voigt

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Cynthia Voigt was born on February 25, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College, did graduate work at St. Michael's College, and later received a teacher's certification from Christian Brothers College. After college, she worked for an advertising agency. Before becoming a full-time author, she was a secretary and a high school English teacher. Her first book, Homecoming, was published in 1981. Her children's books address such issues at child abuse and racism, topics that are not often talked about in books designed for children. She is the author of numerous books including the Bad Girls series, the Tillerman Cycle series, and the Kingdom series. She won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the field of social studies for Homecoming, the Newbery Medal, ALA in 1983 for Dicey's Song, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1984 for The Callender Papers. In 1995, she received the MAE Award.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Lions Tracks / Harper Collins. 128 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Voigt's (see PW Interviews, p. 225) searing new novel plunges the reader headlong into the crisis facing its protagonist, a teenager named Tish who can no longer endure her stepfather's sexual abuse o

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In tackling the subject of abuse, Voigt takes no short cuts: Tish has tried reasonable measures before resorting to the knife;

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