For Every One

For Every One

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"Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds's rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. Jump Anyway is for kids who dream. Kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream. Kids who are like Jason, a self-professed dreamer. Init, Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. He inched that number up to eighteen, then twenty-five years old..Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them. All the kids who are scared to dream, or don't know how to dream, or don't dare todream because they've NEVER seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguish--because just having the dream is the start you need, or you won't get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith and...jump anyway"-- Provided by publisher.
"An inspirational letter written to the dreamers of the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: 2018/04/10
New York : Atheneum, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481486248
Call Number: 811.6 REYNOLDS
Characteristics: 101 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: For everyone
Est. publishing date: 2018/04/10


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Amazing, uplifting, a must read for any Dreamer.

Oct 12, 2019

For Every One, a book by Jason Reynolds, is a series of poems put together into one book about achieving your goals and working hard. For Every One is about Reynolds' giving advice to the reader and telling them that their dreams will come true, even though it's not easy to work for them and can be hard. For a poetry book, the book seems to be very short compared to others (For Every One is 112 pages while the average poetry book is 170-200 pages long) but the whole point of the novel is tied up together perfectly. I really liked this book because I see this book as a good motivation-booster and can really inspire me when I’m trying to achieve new goals. For Every One of my favourite poetry books. I absolutely recommend reading this book. I give this book a rating of 4.5/5.
@CreativityReader of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Jun 04, 2019

so good
it really lets you know your not the only one struggling with your dreams


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