kode adsense disini
Hot Best Seller

Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement

Availability: Ready to download

The official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders about the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, the March for Our Lives, and the ongoing fight for sensible gun control legislation in the United States. GLIMMER OF HOPE: HOW TRAGEDY SPARKED A MOVEMENT chronicles in first person essays the events of February 14th and the creation o The official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders about the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, the March for Our Lives, and the ongoing fight for sensible gun control legislation in the United States. GLIMMER OF HOPE: HOW TRAGEDY SPARKED A MOVEMENT chronicles in first person essays the events of February 14th and the creation of the March for our Lives from the founders of the movement, including Emma González, Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, and more. The book also features oral histories of both the first day back to school following the shooting and the March for Our Lives, one of the largest marches in America’s history. On February 14th, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was the site of one of the worst mass shootings in American history, in which 17 students and teachers were killed and 17 more were injured. Instead of dwelling on the pain and tragedy of that fateful day, a group of inspiring students from MSD channeled their feelings of hurt, rage, and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history.


Compare
kode adsense disini

The official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders about the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, the March for Our Lives, and the ongoing fight for sensible gun control legislation in the United States. GLIMMER OF HOPE: HOW TRAGEDY SPARKED A MOVEMENT chronicles in first person essays the events of February 14th and the creation o The official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders about the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, the March for Our Lives, and the ongoing fight for sensible gun control legislation in the United States. GLIMMER OF HOPE: HOW TRAGEDY SPARKED A MOVEMENT chronicles in first person essays the events of February 14th and the creation of the March for our Lives from the founders of the movement, including Emma González, Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, and more. The book also features oral histories of both the first day back to school following the shooting and the March for Our Lives, one of the largest marches in America’s history. On February 14th, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was the site of one of the worst mass shootings in American history, in which 17 students and teachers were killed and 17 more were injured. Instead of dwelling on the pain and tragedy of that fateful day, a group of inspiring students from MSD channeled their feelings of hurt, rage, and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history.

30 review for Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement

  1. 5 out of 5

    Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*

    Beautiful. Concise. Hopeful. Powerful. I loved their refusal to name the names that aren’t helpful— the name of the president and the name of the shooter aren’t ever mentioned, that I recall. But the names of the victims, the names of the movements and marches, the names of the future they’re building. 5 very proud stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Kiernan

    There is no substitute for authenticity. These are the stories of the kids in the Florida high school where the horrible shooting took place. In their own words, they describe how they turned tragedy into a national movement. There is no gore, nor even a description of the events that Feb. 14. Instead this is writing about the heart -- what it felt like to hide in the dark, to go back to school two weeks later, to prepare for a CNN interview. The book closes with a ten-step agenda for increasing There is no substitute for authenticity. These are the stories of the kids in the Florida high school where the horrible shooting took place. In their own words, they describe how they turned tragedy into a national movement. There is no gore, nor even a description of the events that Feb. 14. Instead this is writing about the heart -- what it felt like to hide in the dark, to go back to school two weeks later, to prepare for a CNN interview. The book closes with a ten-step agenda for increasing gun safety without damaging 2nd Amendment rights. It is entirely reasonable, and as this book proves, long overdue.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    I flew through this unexpected library find. These experiences, straight from the mouths of so many young adults are powerful to read. I vacillated between heartbreak for what they have gone through and anger that it’s been left up to them to fight this fight. Including how little our leaders have done and still don’t do to protect the citizens of this country from the epidemic of gun violence, even with consensus on many common sense solutions.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chelsy

    Don’t forget about these kids. LISTEN to these kids.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ariela

    Well this book made me cry. It's an important record of the movement, and manages to be humble and thorough.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    People say that young people are apathetic and politically unaware. I taught college for 33 years so I always knew that wasn't true. But if you have any doubts, read this book. These kids are amazing and their story will move you. They are candid about the pain and frustration they have felt in dealing with the loss of their friends and teachers as well as the indifference paid them by adults, particularly politicians. Their frustrations have led them to organize, protest and change the world. I People say that young people are apathetic and politically unaware. I taught college for 33 years so I always knew that wasn't true. But if you have any doubts, read this book. These kids are amazing and their story will move you. They are candid about the pain and frustration they have felt in dealing with the loss of their friends and teachers as well as the indifference paid them by adults, particularly politicians. Their frustrations have led them to organize, protest and change the world. I have been an activist my whole adult life, though less immediately involved these days. This writing captures perfectly the exhilaration and endless energy one feels when engaged in political organizing. That kind of work fills you with passion, intensity and camaraderie. This book should be required reading in high schools across the country.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ben Rogers

    ⛔🚫🔫 Extremely powerful book. This is activism done right. I feel compelled to assist making a change to gun policy, even though I live in Canada. Really well written testimonials and stories from the students directly-affected by the shooting - must have been tough to revisit & write, really touching stories. Highly recommend for anyone in government or education - better yet, anyone who can vote. Progress notes while reading: Learning SO MUCH and getting really inspired to make a stand and a ⛔🚫🔫 Extremely powerful book. This is activism done right. I feel compelled to assist making a change to gun policy, even though I live in Canada. Really well written testimonials and stories from the students directly-affected by the shooting - must have been tough to revisit & write, really touching stories. Highly recommend for anyone in government or education - better yet, anyone who can vote. Progress notes while reading: Learning SO MUCH and getting really inspired to make a stand and a change against gun violence and gun control. Topics learned so far: How to be an effective activist. What the mainstream media does against the cause and what they should be doing instead. How to start a meaningful conversation on social media. How to request & convince the government to make a change. Learning to make change in government and legislation by your vote. Learning to be more respectful to people who experienced trauma such as school shootings. Learning all the various triggers for victims of shootings that actually exist in the 'real world' and being able to empathize with their feelings. The power + helpfulness that a well-behaved therapy dog can do for good. Learning about corruption in government and how to force change in gun control policies, and uncovering statistics of gun violence they hide from the public. How to hold elected officials responsible for the policies - or getting into politics to make the changes necessary yourself, first-hand. ⛔🔫🚫

  8. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    It was like getting punched in the face by the physical embodiment of every single inspiring TED Talk out there. And that basically sums up how I felt while reading the majority of this book. If these kind, empathetic, forward-thinking people are our future, we are all going to be okay.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Teenreadsdotcom

    On February 14th, 2018, there was a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and 17 people --- 14 students, one teacher and two coaches --- died. From that moment, a movement was born. Students from Marjory Stoneman decided to create an organization to call for protection against gun violence. These students organized a march on March 24th, 2018. They named the march, and their organization, March for Our Lives. From then the March for Our Lives founders have done many things inc On February 14th, 2018, there was a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and 17 people --- 14 students, one teacher and two coaches --- died. From that moment, a movement was born. Students from Marjory Stoneman decided to create an organization to call for protection against gun violence. These students organized a march on March 24th, 2018. They named the march, and their organization, March for Our Lives. From then the March for Our Lives founders have done many things including a tour across the United States and are continuing to do more to fight against gun violence. Now, they have written the book GLIMMER OF HOPE. The founders include Cameron Kasky, Delaney Tarr, Kyrah Simon and more students both from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and elsewhere. GLIMMER OF HOPE chronicles the story of the founders March for Our Lives from February 14th to the first day back at school to the march and even onwards to the future. GLIMMER OF HOPE shows the inner workings of the March for Our Lives movement as each student takes a turn telling the story. The students also describe their own experience with either the shooting, their lives afterward and/or how they became involved in the March for Our Lives. Each chapter focuses on a different significant event. The chapters are written by one to three people except for the two focusing on the first day back at school and the March for Our Lives on March 24th. A great thing about GLIMMER OF HOPE is that it is written completely by students --- college students, high school students and even a student who is not even in high school yet. This gives the book a great feel, because the book gives voice to students when students are usually ignored by many people including those in government as GLIMMER OF HOPE shows. It also feels good for students to hear other students writing and giving voice to a movement that personally can affect and affects all of us. By reading GLIMMER OF HOPE, the world can see how even though students are young, they are serious about their present and the future and about ensuring mistakes from the past do not happen again. I also really liked how the authors of GLIMMER OF HOPE showed how March for Our Lives all came together and how the organization works now. The authors show how everyone works together and also how everyone is now bonded together through the organization in the book. It also shows how hard the founders of March for Our Lives worked all the while dealing with school and their own trauma that affected them due to the shooting. GLIMMER OF HOPE is inspiring as it shows how this moment began, gives hope for the future by showing how far we’ve come, but also mobilizes those who read it as it shows how much farther we have to go. GLIMMER OF HOPE by the founders of the March for Our Lives is a great book. Anyone looking to learn how to participate in politics or anyone looking to learn more about how to prevent gun violence should read this book. GLIMMER OF HOPE is inspiring, and it gives a good message to the world about how we need to rise up and work together to bring more action to prevent gun violence.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nikki S

    I am so hopeful after reading this powerful book. Hopeful for change. Listen to them. Learn from them. **EDIT 01/05/19** You can find more of my reviews here at my blog: Take Me Away... I don't read much non-fiction or memoirs, but this was something I've been wanting to read for a long time. This book is troubling and encouraging all at the same time. Hopefully these stories that these teens have shared will spark something more in adults. I wasn't surprised that this was hard to read. At some p I am so hopeful after reading this powerful book. Hopeful for change. Listen to them. Learn from them. **EDIT 01/05/19** You can find more of my reviews here at my blog: Take Me Away... I don't read much non-fiction or memoirs, but this was something I've been wanting to read for a long time. This book is troubling and encouraging all at the same time. Hopefully these stories that these teens have shared will spark something more in adults. I wasn't surprised that this was hard to read. At some points I had to take breaks because I was so upset about what happened and their recounts of certain moments. That's why it took a while for me to listen to this. I should've been able to listen to it straight through. This is what made the book though. Because anything about this topic shouldn't be easy to listen to. No matter what side your own. Hopefully this means that more people will listen to what they've said and make necessary changes. I also loved seeing how this movement came about. This was an awesome story of how they turned their tragedy into triumph. Their movement and the teens are so inspiring. For them to start this right after that horrific day, is.... I can't even describe it. Inspiring seems so inadequate. However, my favorite part of the book was the policy recommendations. They were common sense and they gave solutions. They didn't just make noise about the problem. These teens came with solutions. Gives me hope that someone that reads this will be listening. I'm sure I didn't do this justice, but if you can't tell, I loved it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mariah

    reading this book gave me so much hope. the same type of hope for change that I have seen within all of the youth of today stepping up for change and speaking out against leaders who aren't making decisions with anyone but the 1%'s best interest in mind. this book motivated me, it made me cry, and it left me feeling incredibly recharged to continue speaking my truth and standing up/speaking out against nonsensical policies.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Amazingly well written by teens! First book completed for the Read Harder Challenge (#9)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Mathey

    Unsettled after reading this ~ and that is a good thing; disruption causes new thinking and change. There is hope, here.

  14. 5 out of 5

    S

    This book was written by the youth in the March for Our Lives movement and it is inspiring and honest. The chapter in which the kids talk about their first day back at school after a two week break following the shooting was the most moving to me- something you have to sit down and absorb for a few minutes before you can recover. The closing section on common sense policy recommendations was also really good.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    Powerful and moving - a great Election Day read that felt so empowering

  16. 4 out of 5

    Abygail McKenna

    Finished this a while but for got to update. Whoops. Anyway, this book is absolutely phenomenal and I think everyone should take the time to read it. I haven’t felt this emotionally connected to a book (especially nonfiction) in ages. It's time for change!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alison Smith

    It is a depressing fact that in modern-day America, mass shootings are no longer surprising. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which resulted in the deaths of 17 students and teachers, could’ve been headline news that generates “thoughts and prayers” from politicians but no action. Yet with it, the March For Our Lives movement was born. The extraordinary origins of the movement is told by its founders in their new book, which details their anger and activ It is a depressing fact that in modern-day America, mass shootings are no longer surprising. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which resulted in the deaths of 17 students and teachers, could’ve been headline news that generates “thoughts and prayers” from politicians but no action. Yet with it, the March For Our Lives movement was born. The extraordinary origins of the movement is told by its founders in their new book, which details their anger and activism, but also their trauma and grief. For admirers of the movement and its leaders, the book, which is composed of essays, excerpts from speeches, and conversations between students, offers enlightening behind-the-scenes info about now-famous events. For instance, Emma González was writing her iconic speech at the gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale up until she started speaking. But regardless of one’s personal stance on gun control, it serves as a useful primer for activism in the age of social media. The writers detail the many steps in their movement, from connecting with the media to designing merch. It also shows the dedication and countless hours of work required to make a movement successful--work that doesn’t make headlines. More personally, the book delves into the trauma the Parkland survivors still face. Emma González writes about her fear that every time a stranger congratulates her on her activism, they’re actually planning to shoot her at close range. Delaney Tarr describes how the beeping noises that accompany votes on the House floor sounded like a fire alarm and reminded her of the shooting. Terrified, she wondered, “Are we going to die?” The book is an important reminder that trauma and grief are lifelong baggage not captured by fleeting news coverage. A common charge against the March For Our Lives movement—as well as any effort, after a mass shooting, to change gun policy—is that it is disrespectful to the dead, that it turns tragedy into politics. But for the Parkland survivors, activism is a way to channel their grief into something positive, while acknowledging that it will never go away. In the lead up to the historic march in D.C., Emma writes that “thinking about anything other than planning the march and the solutions for the future was to have a breakdown.” During this time, members of the nascent movement barely ate, slept, or showered, so busy were they working. Although A Glimmer of Hope could use better editing and more structure, these flaws are reflective of the fact that the book is, like the movement it documents, unfinished. Ultimately, though, it’s a book that’s simultaneously sobering and inspiring, and that offers far more than just a glimmer of hope.

  18. 4 out of 5

    jamie

    When I unwrapped this book Christmas morning, I was not exactly surprised to receive it as a gift. My parents had been hinting at buying it for nearly two months, and it had been the one item on the list I gave them that I put a star next to. I hadn’t been that excited to read a book since my first time through the Harry Potter series. In February and March of 2018, I spent upwards of six hours a day every day working on the Oklahoma City March For Our Lives event. Being one of two co-founders, When I unwrapped this book Christmas morning, I was not exactly surprised to receive it as a gift. My parents had been hinting at buying it for nearly two months, and it had been the one item on the list I gave them that I put a star next to. I hadn’t been that excited to read a book since my first time through the Harry Potter series. In February and March of 2018, I spent upwards of six hours a day every day working on the Oklahoma City March For Our Lives event. Being one of two co-founders, most of the responsibility fell on me, despite the fact that I didn’t know anything about organizing when I came into the job. I lost a lot of sleep and skipped a lot of meals while preparing for our protest, but in the end it was worth it. A crowd of nearly 5,000 people showed up here in Oklahoma, one of the reddest states in the nation. Reading this book brought me back to that stressful but inspiring time in my life. The founders of this movement are my greatest inspirations, the reasons I’m now a political major. So to get the opportunity to really to read about their thoughts, their emotions, and the process of creating this movement was phenomenal to say the least. Reading this book doesn’t just tell you how they did it. It tells you how you can do it, and you SHOULD do it. This book made me laugh, it made me cry, but most of all, it strengthened my faith in my generation. It reminded me that we can do anything, and also that we have a responsibility to our nation to change the things that are wrong here. Past that, the writing was also incredible. Each essay, written by ordinary students, showed a distinct voice and an educated mind. It took me a while to get the time to pick this book up, but once I did I couldn’t put it down. Every writer captured my attention in a different way, and the variety in stories just made it that much better. All in all, Glimmer of Hope would receive six out of five stars in that was an option. If you haven’t read it yet, you are missing out.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Avery Windham

    “Glimmer of Hope” is a powerful true story written by the founders of March for Our Lives. This book is about a group of teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are continually fighting to end gun- violence after a shooting at their High School. Their group started with just a few people channeling their hurt, anger, and sadness into social media but turned into something so much more. These students have started a movement that has spread over the entire nation and people are really “Glimmer of Hope” is a powerful true story written by the founders of March for Our Lives. This book is about a group of teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are continually fighting to end gun- violence after a shooting at their High School. Their group started with just a few people channeling their hurt, anger, and sadness into social media but turned into something so much more. These students have started a movement that has spread over the entire nation and people are really listening. This book was especially moving for me because these authors are my age, and I can’t imagine this happening to my school. It was hard to imagine what they may have gone through but this was illustrated well in their book. The authors did a great job of mirroring exactly how they felt in each step of the way. Through the hard times they encouraged each other. Cameron Kasky exclaimed, “I didn't actually think I would be talking at the Town Hall; I was going to support my friends who were”(84-85). Through their highs and lows, they were all there for each other and they got through everything together. I would definitely recommend this book to my peers because it is essential that teens all around the country are aware what other teens are going through so we can support each other. Overall, I thought this was a good book. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and I couldn't put it down. There was a lot of detail and personal stories from various students sharing what they had gone through. These stories really impacted me and helped me realize how important it is for teens to be there for each other.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    As a somewhat jaded millennial watching these younger students in awe, this book was just what I needed. I think this should be required reading in high school - what these students have accomplished, and continue to accomplish, is important to know about, for current and future students. (And honestly, past students could stand to learn a few things from them as well.) This story is tragic, yes, but the overall message of the book is one of inspiration and positive change. The students write a As a somewhat jaded millennial watching these younger students in awe, this book was just what I needed. I think this should be required reading in high school - what these students have accomplished, and continue to accomplish, is important to know about, for current and future students. (And honestly, past students could stand to learn a few things from them as well.) This story is tragic, yes, but the overall message of the book is one of inspiration and positive change. The students write a lot about taking control of the narrative, and that is just what they did here. They go into detail about the immediate aftermath of the shooting, the beginnings of the foundation, and, most importantly, where their efforts are going. I did not attend the March for Our Lives, but I did livestream it in my dorm room. Reading their accounts of the march and excerpts from their speeches brought back all of the emotions I was feeling while watching. I can't recommend this book enough. It was the perfect way to start off a 2019 of political action. Happy reading, and here's to continuing the fight this year. - Katie

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne

    I have some mixed thoughts on this book. First of all, it's interesting to see the ways in which these students organized between the tragedy and the March. I will be looking further for transcripts of their speeches at the March for speech contest. I also agree with the reforms the students spell out at the end of the book. I do hope that their continued involvement will bring about real reform. As my high school students are doing research right now on Columbine and nothing has changed since t I have some mixed thoughts on this book. First of all, it's interesting to see the ways in which these students organized between the tragedy and the March. I will be looking further for transcripts of their speeches at the March for speech contest. I also agree with the reforms the students spell out at the end of the book. I do hope that their continued involvement will bring about real reform. As my high school students are doing research right now on Columbine and nothing has changed since then, we'll see what happens as these kids become voters. One thing I do have a problem with is some of their assertions that through researching gun policies for one year, some of these students are "experts." I don't disagree that their Congress men and women may not know much about the questions the students asked, but for anybody to claim to be an "expert" in anything in one year is just not realistic.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Reading Girl

    This book was definitely a heavy thing to read, but it was also so inspiring and important. It provides insight into the emotions of the student activists that arose after a tragedy. Regardless of your political views, this book is important. It prevents these students experiences so authentically and with many perspectives. These students went through a traumatic and life-altering experience they had to grieve and deal with things that I never have. From following their movement and reading thi This book was definitely a heavy thing to read, but it was also so inspiring and important. It provides insight into the emotions of the student activists that arose after a tragedy. Regardless of your political views, this book is important. It prevents these students experiences so authentically and with many perspectives. These students went through a traumatic and life-altering experience they had to grieve and deal with things that I never have. From following their movement and reading this book I learned about just how many people have died because of the reality of gun violence, not just the students of MSD. All these people have died, and all these people have to live after traumatic events regarding guns, the least we can do is listen to this beautiful story about how some kids are coping.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jayden

    In under six weeks after one of the worst school shootings in history, a group of high schoolers from Parkland, Florida, organized one of the largest demonstrations this country has ever seen. I was choked up the entire time I was reading this book. The bravery and dedication of these teenagers is unreal and I am so incredibly proud of them. They took a horrific event, changed the narrative, and pushed for change. As mentioned in the book, this movement is without a doubt up there with the Civil In under six weeks after one of the worst school shootings in history, a group of high schoolers from Parkland, Florida, organized one of the largest demonstrations this country has ever seen. I was choked up the entire time I was reading this book. The bravery and dedication of these teenagers is unreal and I am so incredibly proud of them. They took a horrific event, changed the narrative, and pushed for change. As mentioned in the book, this movement is without a doubt up there with the Civil Rights Movement (and John Lewis agrees.) It was nice to hear the story straight from the students and not regurgitated from the media just looking for a good headline. These kids will be in history books one day and I hope my children can read about them, but don't have to go through what they did. I am so incredibly proud of this generation and the change we are making.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lyndsay

    A must-read written by the inspiring students at the center of the March For Our Lives movement. This book provided the exact perspective on the movement that I wanted to read, that is the perspective of the inspiring and hard-working students who created the movement. Written in chronological order from the days following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to the days leading up to the students’ cross-country tour. Very well-written chapters from the students which chronicle t A must-read written by the inspiring students at the center of the March For Our Lives movement. This book provided the exact perspective on the movement that I wanted to read, that is the perspective of the inspiring and hard-working students who created the movement. Written in chronological order from the days following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to the days leading up to the students’ cross-country tour. Very well-written chapters from the students which chronicle their awe-inspiring hard work and dedication. As the saying goes, the kids are alright— and these ones are going places and creating positive change for our country.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

    Ok, ok, I'm going, to be honest. I expected more from this book. I expected it to be similar to The Hate U Give and This Is Where It Ends. If you are already passionate about March For Our Lives and follow it's leaders regularly, you will enjoy this book. I did learn some things about gun control and policy, but I really didn't feel like I truly understood it. It was really cool to read about real teens changing the world despite what adults say. It truly made me think about how everyone tells y Ok, ok, I'm going, to be honest. I expected more from this book. I expected it to be similar to The Hate U Give and This Is Where It Ends. If you are already passionate about March For Our Lives and follow it's leaders regularly, you will enjoy this book. I did learn some things about gun control and policy, but I really didn't feel like I truly understood it. It was really cool to read about real teens changing the world despite what adults say. It truly made me think about how everyone tells you-you can do anything, but then those same adults are the ones doubting you and telling you-you can't. You will definitely love this book if you're into politics and March For Our Lives.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Laura Soares

    Remarkable, unforgettable, moving stories from survivors of the tragedy that happened just over 1-year ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students discuss the tragedy and the days following. March for Our Lives and their continuing fight. "I had been way too comfortable. Now, my reality was becoming clear. I knew that I was part of a flavor-of-the-month mass chool shooting." Have we become desensitized? Have we forgotten all that happened? When will be stand up and s Remarkable, unforgettable, moving stories from survivors of the tragedy that happened just over 1-year ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students discuss the tragedy and the days following. March for Our Lives and their continuing fight. "I had been way too comfortable. Now, my reality was becoming clear. I knew that I was part of a flavor-of-the-month mass chool shooting." Have we become desensitized? Have we forgotten all that happened? When will be stand up and say enough? Stoneman Douglas, Sandy Hook, columbine, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Pulse Nightclub......

  27. 4 out of 5

    Joy

    It's hard to believe that it has been a year since the tragedy at Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School. I read this book in one sitting, wiping tears -- not just for the tragedy, but for the courage and resilience of the young people who stood up and started a movement. I remember last March, when my students held a rally, when my daughter helped lead a school walkout, and I'm inspired all over again. These young people did something big, and they write about it with passion and candor. Read thi It's hard to believe that it has been a year since the tragedy at Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School. I read this book in one sitting, wiping tears -- not just for the tragedy, but for the courage and resilience of the young people who stood up and started a movement. I remember last March, when my students held a rally, when my daughter helped lead a school walkout, and I'm inspired all over again. These young people did something big, and they write about it with passion and candor. Read this book. Listen to the kids.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kelly K

    "We can't keep putting up these walls - we need people to actually relate and feel what other people are feeling." Dammit. While I try to have the demeanor of not giving any shits, I can be such a sap that maples are jealous. I care too much, which isn't the problem. The problem is in society we aren't supposed to show we care. We aren't supposed to leave ourselves vulnerable as it's believed to be a sign of weakness. Stop it. Make connections with people because what the fuck else do we have but "We can't keep putting up these walls - we need people to actually relate and feel what other people are feeling." Dammit. While I try to have the demeanor of not giving any shits, I can be such a sap that maples are jealous. I care too much, which isn't the problem. The problem is in society we aren't supposed to show we care. We aren't supposed to leave ourselves vulnerable as it's believed to be a sign of weakness. Stop it. Make connections with people because what the fuck else do we have but each other.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    This may not have been a great piece of literature but that is not what it was about. It was written by the kids at MSD highschool in Lakeland, Florida and it talks about the day of the shooting and what it was like to start organizing and really trying to create change in gun laws in the U.S. I respect the kids even more now that I did from just hearing about them on the news. They truly are leaders and are going to make a difference.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Carr

    I appreciated the #ownvoices multi-POV way this book was written by survivors of the Parkland school shooting. I come from a strong military background and this quote from student Chris Grady really hit me, "I ended up unenlisting just after the March... It was obviously a big decision for me, but I keep saying to people, how can I go overseas and protect people when they're getting shot here in their classrooms and on the streets?" (Pages 87-88)

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.