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Title:
Glimmer of hope
ISBN:
9781984836090
Physical Description:
xiv, 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents:
Not another number / Lauren Hogg and Sam Deitsch -- How it all began: February 14 / Cameron Kasky -- Becoming a team: February 15 and 16 / Sofie Whitney and Brendan Duff -- The rally: February 17 Emma González -- Creating a social Media Movement: mid to late February / John Barnitt, Sarah Chadwick, and Sofie Whitney -- The trip to Tallahassee: February 21 / Jaclyn Corin -- CNN Town Hall: February 21 / Cameron Kasky and Chris Grady -- Our first trip to DC: February 25 / Delaney Tarr -- The first day back at school: February 28 -- Direct political pressure: early March / Charlie Mirsky -- The walkout: March 14 / Naomi Wadler -- The March For Our LIves: March 24 -- A view from the crowd: March 24 / Jammal Lemy -- Mobilizing countrywide and the future of the movement: April and beyond / Matt Deitsch -- How we save lives -- In honor of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
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Glimmer of hope tells the story of how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history. March For Our Lives Action Fund is a nonprofit 501c4 organization dedicated to furthering the work of March For Our Lives students to end gun violence across the country.
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Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. In keeping up with their ongoing fight to end gun-violence in all communities, the student leaders of March for Our Lives have decided not to be paid as authors of the book. 100% of net proceeds from this book will be paid to March For Our Lives Action Fund.

" Glimmer of Hope provides a blueprint for launching social change."-- NPR.org
*A Seventeen Magazine Best Book of 2018*
"This is a clarion call to action for teens, by teens, and is moving and powerful."-- Booklist , Starred Review

Glimmer of Hope tells the story of how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history.

March For Our Lives Action Fund is a nonprofit 501c4 organization dedicated to furthering the work of March For Our Lives students to end gun violence across the country.

The full list of contributors, in alphabetical order, are: Adam Alhanti, Dylan Baierlein, John Barnitt, Alfonso Calderon, Sarah Chadwick, Jaclyn Corin, Matt Deitsch, Ryan Deitsch, Sam Deitsch, Brendan Duff, Emma González, Chris Grady, David Hogg, Lauren Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Jammal Lemy, Charlie Mirsky, Kyrah Simon, Delaney Tarr, Bradley Thornton, Kevin Trejos, Naomi Wadler, Sofie Whitney, Daniel Williams, and Alex Wind.


Author Notes

The full list of contributors, in alphabetical order, are: Adam Alhanti, Dylan Baierlein, John Barnitt, Alfonso Calderon, Sarah Chadwick, Jaclyn Corin, Matt Deitsch, Ryan Deitsch, Sam Deitsch, Brendan Duff, Emma González, Chris Grady, David Hogg, Lauren Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Jammal Lemy, Charlie Mirsky, Kyrah Simon, Delaney Tarr, Bradley Thornton, Kevin Trejos, Naomi Wadler, Sofie Whitney, Daniel Williams, and Alex Wind.

Learn more at MarchForOurLives.com.


Reviews 5

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-"This one has to be different." Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky's words summarize the spirit of the creators of the March for our Lives movement. This collaborative collection of essays by friends and family of Parkland victims exudes optimism and conviction. Arranged by date from the day of the shooting to the March for Our Lives demonstration on March 24, 2018, each chapter begins with a short expository passage about the events of the day. In individual and cooperative entries, students don't just describe feelings of rage and helplessness; they chronicle turning emotions into actions. From appearances on CNN to conversations in the U.S. Capitol to an 800,000-strong march on Washington, DC, they made their voices heard. The victims are enumerated, but the shooter is not named. The final chapter outlines the group's future goals: "Ten Commonsense Reforms," like banning high-capacity magazines and funding intervention programs. VERDICT A must-buy for most middle and high school libraries.-Deidre Winterhalter, Oak Park Public Library, IL © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Through the collective voices of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, following the events of Feb. 14, 2018, a rallying cry for fighting gun violence emerges. Chapters are told in rotating perspectives that represent multiple students and focus less on the shooting itself and more on their processing of the trauma. The accounts also convey how quickly survivors mobilized after the mass shooting, sharing their outrage through social media and news outlets, and speaking directly to representatives. Speeches written and delivered by students at the March 2018 March for Our Lives are integrated, while photographs show powerful moments of protest as well as quieter interactions between Stoneman Douglas students. Through honest and stirring narratives, the contributors encourage readers to join a movement of monumental importance. Ages 12-up. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Horn Book Review

This compelling and inspring collection is comprised of personal essays by various students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who survived the mass shooting in February 2018 and became gun-control activists. Their stories take us from the day of the tragedy to the massive protest known as March for Our Lives and their ongoing campaign for commonsense gun laws. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

Feb. 14, 2018, will go down as one of the most horrific days in U.S. history.The murder of 17 students and teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in a mass shooting by a former classmate sparked the March for Our Lives movement and nonprofit organization. As the survivors decided that #NeverAgain would they sit by while mass shootings happened in their country, they got to work controlling the narrative rather than allowing the story to be forgotten in the next news cycle. This volume, written by the student founders of March for Our Lives, includes poetry, personal essays, conversations, and excerpts from speeches that trace events from the immediate aftermath of the tragedy to the present day. Paragraphs at the beginning of each section introduce contributors and provide context. Ample color photographs illustrate the young people's nationwide reach. The message of political activism is clearly repeated throughout the book, which ends on a note of hope with a list of 10 policy reforms, including funding research into gun violence as a public health matter and legislation around gun sales, trafficking, and technology. While the quality of the writing is variable, teen readers will recognize and respond to the sincere passion of the sentiments expressed.Helpful for those seeking background about the movement directly from those involved and inspiring to those who wish to join their cause. (Nonfiction. 14-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

*Starred Review* This is a detailed, totally relatable account of how the anti-gun, anti-school-violence grassroots movement #NeverAgain grew and gained momentum and turned into the March 2018 March for Our Lives, an event that drew an estimated one million participants to Washington, D.C. The story is narrated by the teens who organized the march, mostly survivors of the February 14, 2018, Parkland High School shooting. Their testimonies begin on the afternoon of the 14th, as they're frantically texting friends and trying to reunite with parents in the aftermath of that event, and culminate six weeks later as they wait for their turns to speak on stage in front of the massive audience. They tell of gathering at friends' houses in the days immediately following the shooting, seeking comfort but also resolving to do something about their experiences. They describe the international outpouring of support prompted by press coverage and social media and candidly address both their public and private emotional responses. The contributions, mostly essays, are written in first person, and the accounts come across as genuine and authentic. This is a clarion call to action for teens, by teens, and it is moving and powerful.--Kathleen McBroom Copyright 2018 Booklist


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