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#NeverAgain: 4 powerful reads to remember the Parkland tragedy

It's been one year since the tragic school shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida

Last Valentine's Day, the Parkland community was shaken to its core when the unthinkable happened: a 19-year-old former student who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons killed 17 and injured many more people using an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. The senseless tragedy became the deadliest high school shooting in United States history. 

We've carefully assembled a list of powerful books about the event, many of which were written by MSD survivors who were brave enough to share their stories about what that day looked like though their eyes, and the aftermath of it all. Click through the slideshow below to find the inspiring reads.

Photo credit: Books a Million

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    Parkland Speaks is a collection of poetry, photos, journal entries, speeches, and personal essays written by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Compiled by MSD English teacher Sarah Lerner, these representations of the event might be heartbreaking, but they also serve as a call to action. Get your copy here.

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    We Say #NeverAgain is a journalistic perspective of the events that occurred at MSD. Students who serve as writers for the school newspaper and reporters for the school's TV station detail the Parkland tragedy from their first-hand POVs. Get your copy here.

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    Written by a brother-sister duo, #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line features the perspectives from David Hogg, a senior at MSD at the time of the shooting, and Lauren Hogg, a freshman at MSD at the time of the shooting. Each sibling shares their perspective of what happened and how the community is coming together. Get your here.

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    It's already hard enough to wrap your head around an event like this — so don't make it even more difficult to get the facts. Never Again: The Parkland Shooting and the Teen Activists Leading a Movement will give you *all* the crucial info you need to know: an accurate timeline of events, biographies of the survivors, and details on the movement. Get your copy here.


by Emily Fishel | 2/14/2019
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