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 ...
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For Every One Reviews
Read it twice thru and then keep a copy forever for the nights you need it most! It's Reynolds' love letter to the world and as usual, he masters the economy of language and his poetry packs a punch. Do I say that in every review I write for him? It's just so true.
Comforting and inspirational!
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.
A quick read of an inspirational poem aimed at younger readers, exhorting them to dream, to have courage, and to take action.
The words, while not groundbreaking, are heartfelt, and I would have liked to have read the sentiments when I was much younger and wondering what direction I should go.
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
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.
Beautiful. Everyone would benefit from reading this letter/poem of dreaming and jumping and persisting and accepting.
"Your dream is the mole
behind your ear,
that chip in your
It's the thing that makes
but not the thing that makes
The courage in trying,
the passion in living,
and the acknowledgement
and appreciation of
the beauty happening around
you does that."
Jason Reynolds, I love you.