Puffin Books launched Speak, a new imprint aimed at teens, in 2002. Bringing classic and cutting edge fiction to the forefront of the paperback list, Speak provides a dedicated home for older readers. With a range of the quality fiction and non-fiction Puffin is known for, Speak combines contemporary novels featuring characters with whom readers can identify, historical fiction that transports the reader to new worlds, smart, original series fiction, and a mix of award-winning authors and bright new talent. In Speak, everyone has a voice.
Everything from National Book Awards to Printz Awards to Coretta Scott King Awards and Finalists can be found on the list. The Speak list highlights these strong titles year after year. Some of our gems are Printz Medal winner Looking for Alaska by John Green, Printz Honor book Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going, and Carnegie Medal Nominee Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Speak has also launched a number of original series, including the Sweep books, which are attracting fans left and right.