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 Every One Reviews
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 short speech by great performer and children’s author Reynolds is vaguely titled, but it is addressed to young people about the importance of dreams. In it the now successful Reynolds reveals how he was unsuccessful most of his life, and never gave up. His principal accomplishment seems to be the fact that he is an inspiration to thousands of kids ...more
I want to curl up in these words, share them, and live them.
Inspiring and motivating - I love how Jason Reynold gets at the heart of how messy dreams can be. How we don't always understand it, or know what we're doing, but we just have to keep jumping.
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.
if you haven't read anything by jason reynolds, start with For Everyone.
if you enjoy poetry, read For Everyone.
if you're a dreamer, read For Everyone.
if you need hope, read For Everyone.
my favorite poems:
All of us out here,
slumped over wearing
trying to avoid the truth:
THAT WE ALL GOT ROAD RAGE.
the voice that
of what you envision never silences.
That it never cowers behind fear
and expectations that other people
strap to you ...more
I enjoyed this very short book. If you need a good pick-me-up or other encouragement, this will be a great choice.
Beautiful. I am constantly in awe of Jason and his ridiculous talent. This one is for anyone who's ever dreamed, hoped, strived for more. So perfect.
Is he superhuman? Who is his editor? Does he even need an editor? Why waste money on other authors when you can put your money on anything Reynolds writes?
Gosh, this quick verse inspires anyone because it's for everyone. Everyone who ever had a doubt. No one knows the answers to all the questions or life, but you can try and work at it and it'll still be okay.
The formatting is spot on, the font choices and placement on the page is visually appealing and Reynolds' words drip with inspiration, e ...more