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See of my reviews on The YA Kitten I got a copy for review from the publisher as a reviewer for YA Books CentralThe Parkland massacre took the lives of 17 students the day it happened and the very recent passings of two survivors bump the number up That makes for 19 oung lives stolen before they could even drink legally or decide their futures And et people still say the shooting was a hoax with actors My own brother believes the Sandy massacre a #Hoax And Fight #and the fight had about it when I found out was uglyBefore reading Parkland Speaks already had a few ideas about awful unspeakable things I d like to do to anyone who claims this shooting or any other tragedy of gun violence was a hoax with crisis actor survivors or who so much as makes fun of those who made it out alive After reading it Well the nicest thing I can say is that those people might deserve being verbally smacked across the face with this bookTo uote the jacket copy It is raw It is real Took the words right out of my mouth That s exactly the best description of the art poetry and words inside Parkland Speaks Some of the poetry is less than uality but it misses the point entirely to focus on that These are people who found the words they needed to speak of the unspeakable who made visual art to express what they might not be able to say The lack of polish makes what they put on the page resonant and communicates the unspokenA particularly noteworthy pair of complementary works included in the book a speech given to Congress by Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher Stacey Lippel and an account of the tragedy written by survivor Madalyn Snyder Lippel mentions that one of her students screamed upon seeing that the next door teacher Scott Beigel was dead and Madalyn Snyder tells ou she was that student while relating her own experience The shared experience they have and the role they play in each other s memories of that day is made especially haunting given that this is the only time such an overlap occursAll of their stories are presented in a small fragile seeming paperback with scrapbook style formatting that mixes typed words with scanned in handwritten works held in place with tape or rocks Really give an award to Jaclyn Whalen for her interior design workThe book s insubstantial construction does make it less than ideal for smacking someone across the face with it I admit but that s why ou do it verbally Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy this is a raw look at the events of February 14 and a poignant representation of grief healing and hopeThe students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February.
Sarah Lerner Ì 9 Free readNstead of physically Remember physical violence is bad and I don t condone it But that s not important This is we must never forget Parkland If ou read Parkland Speaks ou will never forget doing so What a powerful project I ll definitely be pulling some mentor texts from this book for student writing Heartbreaking Poignant Brave Necessary This is definitely going to be a book I recommend to friends and family This book is really to read Aside from a few entries written by teachers #and what they remember about that day it s all different #what they remember about that day it s all from different points of view It s heartbreaking This is such a powerful book Featuring writing poetry journal entries artwork and photos from the survivors of the shooting
At MSD This Book Tells Their StoryMSD this book tells their story voices of the students can be heard loud and clear in this collection Their writing is poignant and full of cries for change Reading about what happened that day brought tears to my eyes But that is what we all need to read to open our eyes and start listening I encourage ou to read this to understand what happens in our country and in our schools and to hear the voices of the survivors Very thought provoking and moving read Reading these personal accounts really put events like this in perspective from a humanistic viewpoint as opposed to just hearing the facts repeated on the news These kinds of stories need to be shared for other readers to learn from It doesn t feel right to rate this book this collection of essays and poems these first hand accounts of the terror survived in Parkland FL on Valentine s Day one International Organizations year ago It s hard to read A main takeaway for me in these essays and poems is the abundance of PTSD documented by these kids and teachers Their survival comes at a life long price so many express guilt and rage and fear and immeasurable profound sadness that won t fade it will just change This was both tragic and inspiring to read It s so easy to addour two cents to the gun control argument when ou have no personal experience with it ANYONE that wants to participate in the conversation should really take a moment to hear from those that were directly affected by gun violence whether it s those that are moving forward and coping as best as they can or those that aren t coping well and continue to suffer immensely I read this collection in one sitting it s the least anyone can do Five stars A must read This is an 14 2018 and continue today This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of tragedy is a poignant representation of grief anger determination healing and hopeThe intimate collection includes poetry eyewitness accounts letters speeches journal entries drawings. Motional powerful and moving book about grief loss heartbreak hope and healing February 14 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School started out ordinary The halls were bursting with balloons stuffed animals hearts and Valentines Then during the final period of the day tragedy struck when a former student opened fire in the Freshman building Seventeen people lost their lives that day to another senseless act of gun violence For three hours students and teachers cowered in classrooms texting praying and wondering if they would be next That day marked the
end of innocence and safety The survivors hugged cried and wonderedof innocence and safety The survivors hugged cried and wondered they had been spared while some their friends and teachers had not How do ou move forward after gun violence shatters Silk and Steel your lifeThis is a book I urge everyone to read This little book is a compilation of essays on survival poetry photos and real life accounts of what happened that day It is an emotional and moving read It made me sad angry and hopeful This is such a powerful read I cried throughout as I read it I loved that this book incorporated so many different formats I loved the uniue voices and reading how differently everyone coped with the tragedy This book put faces and voices to the victims of gun violence What struck me the most as I read this book was how desensitized we have become to school shootings Back in 1999 I was in my mid twenties graduated from college twoears prior when the first mass shooting occurred at Columbine I was glued to the coverage horrified at what had happened Twenty Het Reservaat Van Ward Ruyslinck years later I can only name two other schools were school shootings have occurred Sandy Hook Elementary and now Marjory Stoneman Douglas Yet in twentyears there have been countless shootings to the point where they are commonplace When is it going to stop As the students stated in the book When are people going to stop sending thoughts and prayers instead of doing something I am terri As ou might expect this is a hard book to read We re seeing the worst day in these kids lives and it s fairly #unflinching It s not gratuitous but it feels like we are hiding with them waiting for the gunman to come #It s not gratuitous but it feels like we are hiding with them waiting for the gunman to come s excruciating in parts and it should be Seventeen people were murdered for no reason I m in awe of their bravery both for surviving and for continuing to speak out even though a lot of people wish they wouldn tThese kids are changing the worldHighly recommended. And photographs from the events of February 14 and its aftermath Full of heartbreaking loss a rally cry for change and hope for a safe future these artistic pieces will inspire readers to reflect on their own lives and the importance of valuing and protecting the ones ou lov. ,