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 intim...
|Title||:||Parkland: Birth of a Movement|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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Parkland: Birth of a Movement Reviews
A really phenomenal books about the March for Our Lives founders, their movement, and all of the movements that inspired and educated them. This is like Columbine in that it's the story that the media doesn't tell -- that MFOL brought in and were educated, inspired by, and collaborated with groups from inner-city Chicago that helped them learn about gun violence outside, in the raw, rather than inside, for one. It's unlike Columbine in that it's never about the perpetrator; we don't even get a n ...more
In 2012 my youngest son was a senior in high school when a shooter killed 3 students and wounded several others at our small village's school in rural Ohio. Our community was traumatized. Every school shooting that has taken place since then brings back all of the emotions, the horrors, and the fears.
But the students from Parkland didn't let fear win. They turned it around and said, "no more." They called bs. They didn't cower, but instead marched right into the fray. They inspired hope.
A wonde ...more
Such an incredible and terrible story. I admire these kids so much. Full review to come.
Dave Cullen is hands down my favorite author. The way he brings the events to the page and allows you to feel as though you were with him and the kids along every step of the way is truly masterful. Dave brought the stories of the Parkland kids and many others to light and I could not be in more awe of his ability to capture the events on paper.
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.
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 and talks with along the way, with such sensitivity and empathy.
Some people obviously rated this book one star without reading it because they think it is about taking away their guns. Actually, it's not rea ...more
Obviously PARKLAND has its tough reading moments. But the focus is much less on the actual shooting itself, and more 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 partisan) politics is and how frustrating media spin can be. But we're also with them as they connect with, learn from, and try to help boost the voices of groups like the Peace Warriors and BRAVE ...more