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
Crying I love it so much. Jason Reynolds is definitely my favorite author right now
I want to curl up in these words, share them, and live them.
When life gives you lemons, read Jason Reynolds. Lord, this man! This poetic letter to every one is for everyone. The dreamers. The doubters. The hijacked. The prospered. Those afraid. Those with courage. The jumpers. Whichever you are...JUMP.
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
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
Jason flipping Reynolds!
If I were teaching high school or even middle school kids, this would be the first book I'd make them read. It's a little too advanced for elementary school lmao. Needless to say I'm going to try and reread this every day or at least every week. It's a well needed reminder that life is life, the struggle is real, there are others who share the struggle, and it doesn't matter if you make it only that you tried and enjoyed trying.
A letter of encouragement for dreamers, and for anyone thinking of giving up on a dream.