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Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Inspiring story of teens who organized March for Our Lives.

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This is the inspiring story of how a small group of teens refused to give into grief and anger and instead took action, organizing a march against gun violence. Glimmer of Hope is both empowering and downright amazing, as the students organized March for Our Lives in just five weeks. None of the contributors mention this fact and are unfailingly modest about their own accomplishments, always crediting the success of the march to a group effort. Each chapter has a photo of the writer or writers, and there's an insert with photos of memorials at the high school, pictures from the march in D.C., and others of students speaking at events around the country.

For readers who may be hesitant about their ability to successfully organize for a cause in their school or community, this story of the Parkland teens should give them the confidence needed to take on the challenge.

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