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The Resource Parkland : birth of a movement, Dave Cullen

Parkland : birth of a movement, Dave Cullen

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Parkland : birth of a movement
Title
Parkland
Title remainder
birth of a movement
Statement of responsibility
Dave Cullen
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the first anniversary of the events at Parkland, the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders--inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement. Nineteen years ago, Dave Cullen was among the first to arrive at Columbine High, even before most of the SWAT teams went in. While writing his acclaimed account of the tragedy, he suffered two bouts of secondary PTSD. He covered all the later tragedies from a distance, working with a cadre of experts cultivated from academia and the FBI, but swore he would never return to the scene of a ghastly crime. But in March 2018, Cullen went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School because something radically different was happening. In nearly twenty years witnessing the mass shootings epidemic escalate, he was stunned and awed by the courage, anger, and conviction of the high school's students. Refusing to allow adults and the media to shape their story, these remarkable adolescents took control, using their grief as a catalyst for change, transforming tragedy into a movement of astonishing hope that has galvanized a nation. Cullen unfolds the story of Parkland through the voices of key participants whose diverse personalities and outlooks comprise every facet of the movement. Instead of taking us into the minds of the killer, he takes us into the hearts of the Douglas students as they cope with the common concerns of high school students everywhere--awaiting college acceptance letters, studying for mid-term exams, competing against their athletic rivals, putting together the yearbook, staging the musical Spring Awakening, enjoying prom and graduation--while moving forward from a horrific event that has altered them forever. Deeply researched and beautifully told, Parkland is an in-depth examination of this pivotal moment in American culture--and an up-close portrait that reveals what these extraordinary young people are like as kids. As it celebrates the passion of these astonishing students who are making history, this spellbinding book is an inspiring call to action for lasting change
Summary
The New York Times best-selling author of Columbine offers a deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of Parkland who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and Congressional leaders—inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement
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10755116
Cataloging source
YDX
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1961-
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Cullen, David
Dewey number
371.782
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.)
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Massacre, Parkland, Fla., 2018
  • Political activists
  • Teenagers
  • School shootings
  • Gun control
  • Protest movements
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
birth of a movement
Label
Parkland : birth of a movement, Dave Cullen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-385)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064550783
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781787477070
Lccn
be2019004974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048120080
Label
Parkland : birth of a movement, Dave Cullen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-385)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064550783
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781787477070
Lccn
be2019004974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048120080

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