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TitleParkland
AuthorDave Cullen
ISBN0062882945
ImprintDave Cullen Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages400

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The New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers a deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting who pushed back against the NRA and Congressional leaders and launched the singular grassroots March for Our Lives movement.Emma Gonzalez called BS David Hogg called out Adult America The uprising had begun Cameron Kasky immediately recruited a colorful band of theatre kids and rising activists and brought them together in his living room to map out a movement Four days after escaping Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, two dozen extraordinary kids announced the audacious March for Our Lives A month later, it was the fourth largest protest in American history.Dave Cullen, who has been reporting on the epidemic of school shootings for two decades, takes us along on the students nine month odyssey to the midterms and beyond With unrivaled access to their friends and families, meetings and homes, he pulls back the curtain to reveal intimate portraits of the quirky, playful organizers that have taken the nation by storm Cullen brings us onto the bus for the Road to Change tour showing us how these kids seized an opportunity They hit the highway to organize the young activist groups mushrooming across America in their image Rattled but undeterred, they pressed on in gun country even as adversaries armed with assault weapons tailed them across Texas and Utah trying to scare them off The Parkland students are genuinely candid about their experiences We see them cope with shattered friendships and PTSD, along with the normal day to day struggles of school, including AP exams and college acceptances Yet, with the idealism of youth they are mostly bubbling with fresh ideas As victims refusing victimhood, they continue to devise clever new tactics to stir their generation to action while building a powerhouse network to match the NRA s This spell binding book is a testament to change and a perceptive examination of a pivotal moment in American culture After two decades of adult hand wringing, the MFOL kids are mapping a way out They see a long road ahead, a generational struggle to save every kid of every color from the ravages of gun violence in America Parkland is a story of staggering empowerment and hope, told through the wildly creative and wickedly funny voices of a group of remarkable kids.

Reviews

Emily May

Parkland By Dave Cullen

There are strains of sadness woven into this story, but this is not an account of grief These kids chose a story of hope. This is such a beautiful piece of journalism I love how Cullen puts so much of himself into his work and treats the subjects he tackles, as well as the people he meets an... (Sign in to see more)


Will Byrnes

Parkland By Dave Cullen

It became clear quickly that suburban kids feared violence inside their school once in a lifetime, but horrific and the Chicago kids feared violence getting there At the bus stop on their porch, walking out of church It could happen anywhere, and it did Martin Luther King had preached six principles... (Sign in to see more)


ALLEN

Parkland By Dave Cullen

Believe it or not, author Dave Cullen did not set out to be the nation s leading talking head about school massacres But he did such a brilliant job with his COLUMBINE regarding the mass murder in a Colorado high school that he was prevailed upon to write this PARKLAND when a similarly horrific, but... (Sign in to see more)


Janelle • She Reads with Cats

Parkland By Dave Cullen

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Kayla | kaylagetsread

Parkland By Dave Cullen

PARKLAND BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT is an intimate exploration of the teen survivors continued strength, resilience, courage, and tenacity following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018 It s about the boulders they are moving by refusing to be complacent and the ... (Sign in to see more)


Monika

Parkland By Dave Cullen

Obviously PARKLAND has its tough reading moments But the focus is much less on the actual shooting itself, and on the surviving kids finding hope and resilience, working through their grief, and most of all, organizing to effect change.Readers are with these kids as they experience how dirty and pa... (Sign in to see more)


Traci at The Stacks

Parkland By Dave Cullen

Really well done Not about the shooting About the surviving activists Cullen is genius but the content wasn t as powerful as I had hoped Still really good and a smooth read.


Kelly Hager

Parkland By Dave Cullen

The first thing that s important to remember is that last year at this time, we didn t know who David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Jackie Corin or Emma Gonzalez were It hasn t even been a year since seventeen people were murdered in Parkland Every time I think about that, it shocks me These kids are househo... (Sign in to see more)


Katie Boyer

Parkland By Dave Cullen

Not sure how to begin reviewing this So emotional and powerful and inspiring and upsetting all at once, especially reading it during the one year anniversary.


Claudia

Parkland By Dave Cullen

COLUMBINE broke my heart, and I m sure it broke Cullen s heart tooHe has been there for every mass shooting, school shooting, since then I participated in countless intruder drills since then, looking into my students faces, knowing the world they inhabit is uglier and dangerous This book opened my... (Sign in to see more)


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