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
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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
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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
God, I love Jason Reynolds. This book is so encouraging. It made me want to write a book. It made me want to start my family. It made me want to live my life, in whatever way I see fit. More than that, it made me feel like I could do those things. The message that I took away is that you rarely know what the outcome will be when you begin a new endeavor, but that doesn’t mean you stop trying to achieve what you want to do. You may not achieve your dream in the end but the road is worth it. And t ...more
The title pretty much says it all. I will be re-reading this for sure.
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.
A letter of encouragement for dreamers, and for anyone thinking of giving up on a dream.
Crying I love it so much. Jason Reynolds is definitely my favorite author right now
Jason flipping Reynolds!