E it But that s not important This is we #Must Never Forget Parkland If You Read Parkland Speaks You #never forget Parkland If you read Parkland Speaks you never forget doing so This book is really tough to read Aside from a few ntries written by teachers and what they remember about that day it s all from different students points of view
IT S HEARTBREAKING IT DOESN Ts heartbreaking It doesn t right to rate this book this collection of Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society essays and poems these first hand accounts of the terror survived in Parkland FL on Valentine s Day one year ago It s hard to read A main takeaway for me in thesessays and poems is the abundance of PTSD documented by these kids and teachers Their survival comes at a life long price so many xpress guilt and rage and fear and immeasurable profound sadness that won t fade it will just change As you might xpect 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 xcruciating 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 ven though a lot of people wish they wouldn tThese kids are changing the worldHighly recommended. And photographs from the vents 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 you lov. See of my reviews on The YA #Kitten I Got A Copy For Review #I got a copy for review 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 young lives stolen before they could ven drink legally or decide their futures And yet people still say the shooting was a hoax with actors My own brother believes the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax and the fight we had about it when I found out was uglyBefore reading Parkland Speaks I 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 xactly the best description of the art poetry and words inside Parkland
SPEAKS SOME OF THE POETRY ISSome of the poetry is than uality but it misses the point ntirely to focus on that These are people who found the words they needed to speak. Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy this is a raw look at the New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood events of February 14 and a poignant representation of grief healing and hopeThe students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share theirmotional journeys that began on February. Of the unspeakable who made visual art to xpress 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 SNYDERwritten by survivor Madalyn Snyder mentions that one of her students screamed upon seeing that the next door teacher Scott Beigel was dead and Madalyn Snyder tells you she was that student while relating her own xperience The shared God's Pocket experience they have and the role they play inach other s memories of that day is made specially haunting given that this is the #only time such an overlap occursAll of their stories are presented in #time such an overlap occursAll of their stories are presented in 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 you do it verbally instead of physically Remember physical violence is bad and I don t condon. 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 yewitness accounts letters speeches journal ntries drawings.