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 Reynoldss rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.For Every One is just that: for every one. For every one person. For every one dream. But especially for every one kid. The 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 Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. 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. Then eighteen. Then twenty-five. 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 dont know how to dream, or dont dare to dream because theyve 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 extinguishbecause just having the dream is the start you need, or you wont get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith.A pitch perfect graduation, baby, or love my kid gift....
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For Everyone Reviews
This isn't a full novel, but more along the lines of a poetic letter. I listened to the audiobook version which is read by the author himself which makes it seem even more personable and insightful. As someone that has always had a little voice inside pushing me to chase my dreams, while facing doubts and obstacles, this was very empowering and helped me realize that my inner dialogue is not something I experience alone. I listened to this twice and literally felt my own inner firelight begin to ...more
Jason flipping Reynolds!
I think a lot of people will find this one super inspiring. I like how JR reflects on his own life (goals) and he definitely has a talent for words, but this poem, its just not really for me. I picked it up because I absolutely love "Long Way Down", but Im not into motivational speeches. I have my flaws and maybe one of them is my idfc- attitude, so Im very sorry, this book didnt do anything for me.
Still, I appreciate this work of art. Its great and you should read it. ...more
A letter of encouragement for dreamers, and for anyone thinking of giving up on a dream.
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For Every One is just that – for everyone. I listened to the audiobook, which is read by Jason himself, and I highly recommend it. It’s only about 30 minutes long so it’s a quick read or listen – but so powerful, you’ll immediately want to read it again. (Which, yes, I did hit “replay” after I finished it once.)
Jason speaks so honestly in For Every One; “I have yet to see my own dream made tangible.” He speaks to the drea ...more
Yes this book was mighty fast. But most people can relate to what Jason is righting about. This book took me about twenty minutes to read but it was definitely reading, it was inspiring to me. I gave this book a four out of five because I mean honestly the book could have been a little longer, The person that would probably like this is a person who likes poetry and fast reads.
Netgalley provided me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
I'm a simple woman: I see anything by Jason Reynolds, I pounce on it.
This is a poem/letter for "dreamers" in the world. It's as much of testament of Reynolds' trials and errors as much as it is a call-to-action for the readers. The writing style is very clean and this probably only took me 10 minutes to read because it's barely over 100 pages and it's designed in a neat format on the page that plays around with ...more
How does he do it?
Every word matters.