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Parkland: Birth of a Movement

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781787478916

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 12th February 2019

Genre: Humanities / History

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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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Cullen, the author of the groundbreaking Columbine, brings his eloquence, expertise, combination of deep research and concision, and unbiased perspective to yet another mass school shooting, revealing its deepest layers and resonance . . . This moving, defining, and important account of an essential and vital youth movement dedicated to change and saving lives belongs in every public and school library.
Jennifer Johnson, Booklist
In both Columbine and this up-to-the minute portrait of the Parkland tragedy, Cullen has produced masterpieces that are simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful about a saner future.
Illuminating. With unrivaled access to the student survivors cum activists, the journalist brings new perspective to the massacre, one year later . . . As Cullen illustrates how the teenagers braved intractable politicians, death threats, and their own traumas to pursue their mission, Parkland can be an inspiring read. His behind-the-scenes interviews and interactions with the group's leaders provide a lot of insight.
Jake Clines, The Atlantic
Parkland is one of the most uplifting books you will read all year . . . The story of a carefully planned rebellion . . . genius
Washington Post
With Parkland, Cullen aims for a straightforward inspirational story of a group of kids 'healing each other as they fought.' . . .Thanks to Cullen, the rules of covering shootings have shifted. . . May every journalist follow his example.
New York Times Book Review