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Parkland
Parkland | Dave Cullen
The deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting. Emma Gonzalez called BS. David Hogg called out Adult America. Cameron Kasky recruited a colorful band of teenagers. Four days after escaping Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, they announced the audacious March for Our Lives. A month later, it was the fourth largest protest in American history. Dave Cullen takes us on the students' odyssey. With unrivaled access to their friends and families, meetings, homes and tour bus through gun country, he reveals the quirky, playful organizers that have taken the United States by storm. We see the students cope with shattered friendships and PTSD, along with the normal struggles of exams and college acceptances. We see victims refusing victimhood. This spell-binding book is a testament to change and an examination of a pivotal moment in American culture, a generational struggle to save every kids of every color from the ravages of gun violence. Parkland is a story of staggering empowerment and hope, told through the wildly creative and wickedly funny voices of a group of remarkable campaigners.
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kindergartenkat
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It is inspiring to see the young people us oldies bitch about being apathetic step up and strive to change the world. I thought it was especially awesome that they really made it a priority to include other groups like the peace warriors from Chicago and to try to make their cause nonpartisan. Well done young uns!
More books for the #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC yea!

Caterina I'm so excited for this coming generation. ❤ Great job finishing another book! 8h
Clwojick 💙🙌🏻🧡 7h
Megabooks I loved this book, too! 5h
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BlueStockingReviews
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PARKLAND is an evocative and enlightening narrative of the events following the shooting of 17 students and staff in Florida. Cullen has masterfully captured the thoughts, feelings and mood of the students and their activities as they unfolded... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/parkland-birth-of-a-movement

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MoonWitch94
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“....this is not an account of grief. These kids chose a story of hope.” #Parkland #NeverAgain

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MoonWitch94
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FINALLY! My local library updated itself with some quality new books 📚 For the millions of local taxpayers dollars spent on this place, they kinda forgot to invest in BOOKS. 🙄 #bookhaul #locallibrary

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squirrelbrain
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I haven‘t read this yet - @Birdsong28 and I are doing a buddy read in June if anyone wants to join us.

However I believe that this tells about how the students #cometogether to grieve, to support each other and also to launch a remarkable campaign against gun violence.

#beatlemaynia

Birdsong28 Yes the more the merrier for this book as it will be interesting to see lots of people's views 📚📖 2w
Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 2w
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MsLeah8417
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Amiable
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BINGO! Completed for “something about a movement” in #nonfiction2019. Subtitled “Birth of a Movement,” this pick was a no-brainer. It‘s about a group of inspirational young teens who said “enough is enough” after 17 people were gunned down at their school. They started the March for Our Lives movement, and are working to make legislative changes. I‘m amazed by their passion and determination, and am cheering them on.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Clwojick Good option for “something with music“ 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So glad you found it interesting.... I need to get to this one soon. 2w
Amiable @Clwojick That book you suggested is fiction ... this challenge is for nonfiction. For the “music” box I‘m planning on this one: 2w
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Clwojick whoops. didn't see that it was nonfiction only. 😊 2w
Amiable @Clwojick Thanks for the recommendation, though! I‘ll put it in my TBR for when I‘m done with the nonfiction challenge and turn my attention back to fiction. 🙂 2w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Amiable
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Did you know this? I didn‘t! Will be taking my outrage to the polls. 😡

BlameJennyJane It‘s ridiculous! 🤬 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes I did! It‘s outrageous isn‘t it? They have always contented that if they where computerized it would make it easier for the government to go around and take everyone‘s guns. 🙄. It is easier to see who is wantonly stockpiling Sudafed than guns. 3w
tracey38 Wow 🤬 3w
Theaelizabet Ridiculous is right! 3w
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MsLeah8417
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CURRENTLY READING

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Amiable
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Got to this part of reading about the Parkland school shooting and it hit me like a brick. I‘m sitting here with tears literally running down my face. Why have we failed our kids? Why are we letting the NRA set the agenda on whether our kids live or die? WHY?? 😢

LiteraryinLititz 💔💔💔 3w
Kaye I cannot read books about school shootings. It breaks my heart that this happens repeatedly and nothing is ever done in our country to change the laws so guns don‘t get in the wrong hands ( mentally unstable , anyone under age and irresponsible or making rash decisions on emotional issues. ) I know there are lots of responsible gun owners that follow all the rules . We need to close all the loopholes so the wrong folks can‘t get ahold of guns. (edited) 3w
WanderingBookaneer I read this book recently. Wait until you read about arming teachers, the words of a Columbine teacher who taught the shooter will remain with me. 3w
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JennyM Heartbreaking 💔 3w
Amiable @Kaye I live in Connecticut, and when the school shooting happened at Sandy Hook we thought NOW things will have to change. But nothing did. So if the reality of 20 first-graders getting gunned down wasn‘t enough to make us understand that everything is horribly, horrifically wrong here, I don‘t think anything ever will. 😢 3w
Kaye I know, it‘s just so sad 😞. Every single time this happens, I keep hoping SOMEBODY IN POWER will start to make changes. I cannot even imagine how horrible the Sandy Hook event was. I recently saw a photo of the kids who were victims of that shooting. I don‘t quite know how the politicians can look in the eyes of those kids and not DAILY try to push new rules into effect. It‘s going to take someone in power to pass strict laws. 3w
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Birdsong28
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Thank you @squirrelbrain for the book. No need to worry that you didn't get me a 30th birthday card with the other package as it was great as it was.

We could do the buddy read of this in June if you want? I am using this for a challenge myself.

squirrelbrain That would be great - remind me in June! 👍😁 3w
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Jas16
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This was so much more inspiring than I was anticipating. Instead of focusing on the shooting itself Cullen details the activism that came after. I am totally in awe of the Parkland students and the movement they spawned and this book made me respect them even more. I do need to go back and listen to Columbine at some point but I know that book will be even more difficult.

Stacypatrice I was wondering how this was - it was written so fast and Columbine took 10 years to write. 3w
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squirrelbrain
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Would any of my fellow Littens like my spare copy of Parkland? Due to Amazon sending me the first copy in a too- large box it was battered to bits so I returned that one. I then somehow ended up with two replacement copies - this one has a very slightly bent front cover (which you can just see on the pic, top right)but is otherwise OK.

UK preferred - first to say yes can have it!

Birdsong28 Yes please 😘📚📖 4w
squirrelbrain Fab! I‘ll send it to you in the next week... 😘 4w
Birdsong28 @squirrelbrain Thank you 😘📚📖 4w
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CoffeeK8
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This book 😢💕

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CoffeeK8
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#truth 😢

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CoffeeK8
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This book is going to be intense, I think.

MelissaSue81 It‘s actually is pretty hopeful and positive. 1mo
Amiable I bought it last week and plan to start it after we return from our vacation. Looking forward to your thoughts on it. 1mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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I know it‘s long, but please read. This is what you are asking us to do when you talk about arming teachers.

bookseller_cate Very good quote. I‘d already had this book on my list, but I need to move it up the pile. Thank you. 1mo
AmberWB Wow. This is so true. 1mo
AnneFindsJoy Wow, that‘s powerful! I really need to read this book! 1mo
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EmilyM Absolutely true. 1mo
8little_paws Oh man 1mo
MoonWitch94 Exactly! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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booksndirt
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An extremely good lesson. Drastic change is a common coping mechanism.

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booksndirt
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I can not believe the library had this. I really enjoyed his book on columbine and so far this one is great also. Only on page 37. *fair disclaimer i am the parent to a 12th & 3rd grader so this subject hits close to home.

WanderingBookaneer I am a teacher. It‘s hitting close to home for me too. Most recently the last paragraph on p. 229. 1mo
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MallenNC
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Emilymdxn
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This was so powerful and inspiring, I needed something like this during this week of Brexit mess. I‘ve been too depressed to read for most of it but books like this make me feel some hope. Dave Cullen made this feel very personal to the individual activists, but he also knows absolutely everything about school shootings and the issues surrounding them. I‘m grateful to have read this book, and I‘m particularly grateful to have read it this week

Eggbeater Hugs ❤ for the Brexit mess, Emily. Though I'm in the U.S., I feel your pain. The world has gone mad! 2mo
Emilymdxn @eggbeater sending solidarity 💖💖💖 this too shall pass right? 2mo
DoubleI It‘s all so depressing. I keep hoping this massive wave of cruelty and madness will stop, but everything just seems to get more intense 2mo
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JenReadsAlot
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I thought this book was well done. Very impressed with these kids and what they are saying/doing. #audio

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hwestfall
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I read David Cullen's book Columbine last year and was deeply moved. My understanding is that this book, Parkland, is an account of the survivors and their decision to start the March for Our Lives movement.

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MallenNC
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A moving and inspiring look at the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the March for Our Lives movement they started. I have never read Columbine, though I've heard is it is great; I thought it would be too sad. This one is about the response, not the crime, so it is an easier read. It does make me sad that these students have so much weight on their shoulders. #Nonfiction2019 Book About a Movement @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

MrBook Great review! 2mo
callielafleur Such an important read, especially after this last weekend. Thanks for posting this review! ❤️ 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve got to read this one and Columbine yet. Great review! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @callielafleur Totally agree, tough weekend and so easy to see how survivors guilt and frustration at the lack of progress here could feel overwhelming. 2mo
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ExpatsandEnglishBooks
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I set the goal to read more nonfiction this year and so far I‘m loving this book! I can‘t put it down and have learned so much from these brave kids #books #nonfiction #book13of40 #bookstagram #litsy #2019readingchallenge

DebbieGrillo Welcome to litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 2mo
ExpatsandEnglishBooks Thank you guys!! ☺️ 2mo
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Here are direct links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 2mo
ExpatsandEnglishBooks Awesome I‘ll be sure to check it out!! 1mo
Samplergal Welcome to Litsy. That‘s a great book. 1mo
ExpatsandEnglishBooks Thanks! And yes it was a fantastic read ☺️ 1mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1mo
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Emilymdxn
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I planned to listen to fiction after the radium girls but I felt so horrified and fired up I needed to feed my activism so I skipped forward to this one. I‘m gonna eat my pasta and try to prepare for the next brexit announcement in an hour by being inspired by the Parkland students.

Theaelizabet I read his Columbine, which was expertly researched, though chilling. 2mo
Emilymdxn @Theaelizabet I really want to read that too! 2mo
Pricel101 Radium Girls made me so sad and angry. I agree this book is just the thing to read as a follow up. 2mo
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Samplergal
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The book was quite well written and brought that day back. It also instilled some shred of hope that someday, maybe, we won‘t have mass shootings. I live about 7 miles from the school, and present at one of the vigils. These kids make a difference every day. Please continue to work for sensible gun legislation for these kids.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have to read this one! I read Glimmer of Hope recently too. 2mo
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MallenNC
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Reading this compelling book despite the cat sized roadblock #sixonstpatricks

BookNAround I tell Ozzie he might be a pain (pane) but that he makes a better door than a window. He just purrs louder. 2mo
AlaMich 😻 2mo
Puredragonstar Oooo he‘s a #KAL 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Cullen‘s fantastic Columbine covered a school shooting and its aftermath in depth. Parkland is equally good though quite different. Here we have few details of the shooting itself and instead a different story: one of activism, galvanization, and hope. He follows the actions of the activists for 10 months, giving me hope that maybe someday it really will be #neveragain.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Florida

Librarybelle Great review! 2mo
Samplergal I was in the Parkland Barnes and Noble store last night. Stacks of these plus a couple of other books by the kids themselves are on display. I want to read it but it literally was so close to home. I should buy it and read when I‘m ready. 2mo
Hooked_on_books @Samplergal For sure wait until you‘re ready, but know that overall it is a very hopeful book about what these kids have demonstrated themselves to be capable of. There are a few tough moments, of course. 2mo
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Megabooks
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Do not miss this book! Dave did a great job covering these amazing teens first year of activism, and how they are working to change the country into one without lockdown drills. These are kids that were never alive before Columbine. That just boggles my mind. These kids are amazing!! 5+⭐️

#nonfiction2019
#somethingaboutamovement

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I felt the same way reading Glimmer of Hope, I‘ll have to check this one out too. 3mo
Megabooks Oh awesome! Thanks for the recommendation! 3mo
JenReadsAlot I used my audible credit for this. 3mo
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Megabooks @JenReadsAlot I did too. It works well as an audiobook, IMO! 3mo
Amiable Good suggestion for the “movement” category—thanks! 3mo
Megabooks @Amiable You‘re welcome! I hope you like it! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Stacking! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Oh wow, and I just saw Cullen is the author. He did an amazing job with Columbine. 3mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Yes he did! He approaches the book with the same keen eye, but it is more about the March for Our Lives movement than the shooting/shooter. 3mo
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I was so moved by Dave Cullen's Parkland. As he did in Columbine, he takes on the events of a tragic school shooting. In this case, though, he focuses solely on what happens after that day, with an exploration of the March for Our Lives movement led by Parkland's survivors. The book is both sad and hopeful. I must admit that I was simultaneously looking forward to this book and absolutely dreading it: (continued in comments)

Unabridged events like this one bring about equal parts of sadness and rage for me. While certain parts hit me hard, communicating fully what this (and other) communities have lost, the activism of these students is inspiring, and it was wonderful to focus both on their success and on their path forward. This is a must read. 3mo
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Sarahandhella
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Stopped by my library for the book sale, and ended up getting some great books and audiobooks as well. I love my library!!

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erinreads
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In 2018, I read a total of SIX nonfiction books. This year so far, I‘ve already read 5. 🙌🏻 Here‘s my progress for #Nonfiction2019.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s wonderful! What a big change from last year. I hope you are enjoying the reading too. 3mo
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erinreads
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This hold came in yesterday from the library, just in time for the holiday and a great reason to spend another full day reading and napping on the couch with this guy. #damnfinecooper #catsoflitsy

whippoorwill815 My library hold for Columbine just came in and that is what I will be spending this holiday day reading. 3mo
Christine11 I‘m reading Columbine at the moment - it‘s tough at times but I‘m finding it so fascinating as well. I was young when it happened and I‘m British so I can‘t actually remember much about it and reading about it in such detail is disturbing 🙁 3mo
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MelissaSue81
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This was really an incredible book. I had read (I think) all the other books that had been written about MSD up until now, but this gave much more detail about all the AMAZING things these children have been doing. Jackie Corin is unbelievable, I can‘t even believe she‘s real. I cannot put into words how inspired by and grateful for these students I am. Change is slow, but it is happening. I also definitely want to read his Columbine book now.

Karkar Columbine was a great book. It really shed light on some of the misconceptions that the media presented about the incident. 3mo
MelissaSue81 @Karkar - the strange thing about Columbine is that it happened when I was a senior in high school, but I don‘t remember it really registering on my radar. Not sure if it was because it was pre social media or if I was just caught up in my self-centered teenage life.. but I don‘t know/remember much about it. 3mo
Suzze Looking forward to reading this one. Columbine was amazing. 3mo
sk888888 Columbine was eye opening. I can‘t believe it took me so long to read it. 3mo
MyNamesParadise Columbine is one my favorite books I‘ve ever read! I‘m eager to read Parkland. 3mo
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MelissaSue81
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Brodie says #EnoughisEnough

WanderingBookaneer I don‘t think I am ready to read this. 3mo
MelissaSue81 @WanderingBookaneer - don‘t get me wrong, I‘ve teared up more times than I count while reading this, but it is VERY well done. I had already read several of the books the students themselves have written/published and they were very good, but this author, as an “outsider” does an excellent job of showing how remarkable the student activists are. It is more focused on the MFOL movement than the shooting itself. 3mo
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CaffeinatedFae
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One of the most emotionally draining books I ever read was Columbine by Dave Cullen. It was brutal, heartwrenching, and important to read. Today is the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. Today is also the day I start his new book Parkland. It's important to never forget what happened. #ParklandStrong

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It‘s midnight somewhere. I think Dave Cullen‘s Columbine should be required reading for everyone because of it‘s study of the media and how inaccuracies become fact even a decade down the line. So I‘m very interested in reading Parkland as a sort of bookend to Columbine, especially 20 years later (a fact that is keenly felt in Colorado every year). I‘m beyond excited for his gay soldiers book next year, too.

Reecaspieces Columbine was eye opening. I need to read this one. 3mo
CoffeeK8 Agreed on Columbine, it was a phenomenal book. This book will be fascinating 3mo
Lovesbooks87 Agree Columbine was such an eye opening read! I have a hold on this one and hope to read it soon. I would also recommend reading the book written by one of the Columbine Shooters mom it was a powerful read too! 3mo
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This has its tough reading moments. But the focus is much less on the actual shooting, more on the survivors finding hope, resilience, working through grief, and organizing to effect change. In an engaging narrative style, Cullen shows us teens with a deep sense of injustice, capable of more than adults give them credit for. We're reminded that kids have their own ideas on how get things done, and deserve to be taken seriously when they speak out.

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Carla
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I am the lucky recipient of a Goodreads giveaway of Dave Cullen‘s new book about the Parkland shooting. Thank you, @harperbooks! I am honored to be entrusted with this powerful story early, and I promise to honor Dave Cullen‘s amazing and hard work, and all the lives touched by that day and afterward, by my reading and sharing on social media and on my podcast. (And guess where I‘ll be tonight.) #truecrime #theremightbecupcakes #giveaway #history

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