Speak is a novel by Laurie Halse Anderson about a girl named Melinda who is raped and suffers post-traumatic stress disorder. During a party, Andy rapes Melinda, who immediately calls 911 but is unable to say anything. The police break up the party and Melinda's friends abandon her. Over the course of the novel, with the help of David and an art teacher, Melinda begins to deal with her trauma and depression, eventually telling the truth about what happened.
Black Elk Speaks is a 1932 book written by John G. Neihardt about the story and spiritual beliefs of the Oglala Lokota medicine man, Black Elk. Neihardt interviewed Black Elk, translating and revising his words from Lakota into English. The book recounts Black Elk's life story, his spiritual beliefs about the earth and humans, his visions and descriptions of some of the Oglala rituals that he performed. The accuracy of Neihardt's account is controversial.