• Having to parent your mother or father is a challenge that way too many teens have to deal with. Teens whose parents are dealing with substance abuse, financial hardship, job loss, mental illness and divorce deserve our love, support, and compassion. I wish America would stop judging and criticizing teens and instead, try to understand the battles they have to fight every day.

    "Laurie Halse Anderson on Her New Book, The Impossible Knife of Memory". Interview with Monica Edinger, January 14, 2014.