Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Parkland: Birth of a Movement

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 immed The New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers a deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage surviv...

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Title:Parkland: Birth of a Movement
Author:Dave Cullen
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062882945
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:385 pages pages

Parkland: Birth of a Movement Reviews

  • Claudia
    Feb 22, 2019
    COLUMBINE broke my heart, and I'm sure it broke Cullen's heart too...He has been there for every mass shooting, school shooting, since then. I participated in countless intruder drills since then, looking into my students' faces, knowing the world they inhabit is uglier and more danger...
  • Diane
    Apr 28, 2019
    This isn't the story of a school shooting in Florida in 2018. This also isn't the story of the person who committed that act of mass violence. Instead, this is the story of a social movement started by the teenagers who survived that shooting, and their activist efforts to push f...
  • Elyse Walters
    Feb 27, 2019
    Audiobook ....Read by the author, Dave Cullen ?PRAY FOR MY SCHOOL? ?MAKE IT STOP? ?DO NOTHING - and - NOTHING WILL CHANGE? ?THIS NEEDS TO BE THE END? ?PLEASE HELP!? February 14, 2018....a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School..... ( of...
  • Kelly
    Mar 10, 2019
    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...
  • Kelly Hager
    Feb 06, 2019
    The first thing that's important to remember is that last year at this time, we didn't know who David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Jackie Corin or Emma Gonzalez were. It hasn't even been a year since seventeen people were murdered in Parkland. Every time I think about that, it shocks me. These...
  • Will Byrnes
    Feb 17, 2019
    It became clear quickly that suburban kids feared violence inside their school?once in a lifetime, but horrific?and the Chicago kids feared violence getting there. At the bus stop on their porch, walking out of church. It could happen anywhere, and it did? Martin Luther King had...
  • Traci at The Stacks
    Feb 14, 2019
    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. ...
  • Kayla | kaylagetsread
    Feb 12, 2019
    PARKLAND: BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT is an intimate exploration of the teen survivors? continued strength, resilience, courage, and tenacity following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. It?s about the boulders they are moving by refusing to b...
  • Monika
    Feb 02, 2019
    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 e...
  • Kelli
    Apr 06, 2019
    Wow! It?s hard to know what to say about this incredible piece of journalism. David Cullen has such a talent for presenting the complete picture. His stellar work, Columbine, was as much a criticism of the media machine as it was an examination of the massacre that started the realit...
  • Emily May
    Jan 31, 2019
    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 ...
  • jv poore
    Mar 14, 2019
    This book is not about the tragedy on February 14th 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Instead, it is about all that the student activists accomplished in the following year and how they did it. I felt like I?d followed this story pretty closely, but I was stunned by some of the t...
  • Matt
    May 22, 2019
    Dave Cullen is back with another heart-stopping book that depicts the world of gun violence and school shootings. While his first book, Columbine, shook the literary world by depicting the event from two decades before, this piece seeks to encompass the momentum gained after yet anothe...
  • Gary  Beauregard Bottomley
    Mar 11, 2019
    I think my least favorite memes are of the variety where old foggies my age talk about how good the old days were and how ?these kids today don?t know nothing like we used to when we were young?. After having read this book, I am in awe of this new young generation and the wisdom...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    May 31, 2019
    David Cullen?author of Columbine and one of the main journalists covering school shootings?covers the Parkland shooting, its aftermath, and the survivors who banded together to stand up against gun violence once and for all. I was a little hesitant moving into this book, despite...
  • Sarah -  All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
    Mar 09, 2019
    Such an incredible and terrible story. I admire these kids so much. Full review to come. ...
  • BookOfCinz
    Mar 22, 2019
    In February, seventeen died at Douglas High, along with 1,044 others in America. In the first six months of 2018, over 1,700 kids were killed or injured by guns... I went into this book expecting to have the same experience I did when I read Columbine and I am happy to report, r...
  • Katie Boyer
    Feb 20, 2019
    Not sure how to begin reviewing this. So emotional and powerful and inspiring and upsetting all at once, especially reading it during the one year anniversary. ???? ...
  • Catherine
    Feb 17, 2019
    There are strains of sadness woven into this story, but this is not an account of grief These kids chose a story of hope. Jackie felt like she was passing the torch, but really activist flame. "March for Our Lives does not belong to us anymore," Jackie said. It belongs to every kid i...
  • Lisa
    Mar 22, 2019
    A compelling blend of documentation and inspiration, and a must read for anyone concerned about gun safety. SUMMARY The story of PARKLAND is told through the voices of the key participants whose personalities, and outlooks are diverse: David Hogg, 17; Emma González, 18; Cameron K...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 24, 2019
    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...
  • Lance L
    Feb 21, 2019
    In 1983, Sting released ?Every Breath You Take? - a dark, brooding and brilliant song about obsession. It was not only an artistic masterpiece, but also a smash hit - becoming the biggest song of the year and an instant classic. But, bothered by the dark theme of the song, Sting tr...
  • Amanda McGill
    Mar 21, 2019
    For full review - The Limit of Books Does Not Exist Over a year ago, I remember going on Twitter and seeing tweets about the CNN Townhall. Curious I tuned in and the townhall was about gun control and had students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I couldn?t ...
  • Michael
    Apr 03, 2019
    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. Expansive and hopeful, Parkland sketches a moving portrait of the teenaged founders of the March for Our Lives movement. Across twenty-one fast-paced chapters journalist Dave Cullen thoughtfully examin...
  • Bruce Katz
    Mar 04, 2019
    A very powerful book. Time and again, as I read it, I found myself tearing up -- because I'm a father, because I have a beating heart, because I'm a wimp, all/none of the above. "Parkland" has that kind of immediacy, for me at least. I was at the Washington March for Our Lives event wi...
  • Becca
    Mar 12, 2019
    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 ...
  • ALLEN
    Feb 12, 2019
    Believe it or not, author Dave Cullen did not set out to be the nation's leading "talking head" about school massacres. But he did such a brilliant job with his COLUMBINE regarding the mass murder in a Colorado high school that he was prevailed upon to write this PARKLAND when a simila...
  • Meike
    Mar 15, 2019
    Dave Cullen does it again! After meticulously researching the massacre at Columbine, he now turns his attention away from the perpetrators and writes about those who build up the resistance against America's lax gun laws: A group of Parkland survivors, among them by now well-known acti...
  • Suziey
    Feb 02, 2019
    So it's taken me a while to gather my thoughts in regards to this book. From the first few pages, this book had me sobbing. I couldn't figure out why. Why was this book affecting me so much? And then one day it clicked. After Sandy Hook I was disillusioned. Because if dead babies don't...
  • Paula Reed
    Feb 18, 2019
    In a time when it feels like school shootings have just become de rigueur, Dave Cullen gives us a sense of optimism and hope by capturing the energy and passion of the survivors who have come to understand the power of voting. As a Columbine survivor, I appreciate the message of these ...