A 2019 Texas Topaz Reading List Selection
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more!
"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power.
Some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make.
Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul or Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement.
Authors include: Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Gayle Forman, Romina Garber, I. W. Gregario, Kate Hart, Bendan Kiely, David Levithan, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jeff Zentner, and Nicola Yoon.
Praise for Hope Nation:
"A salve when days are bleak."--Kirkus Reviews
"An important and inspiring read for thoughtful teens."--School Library Journal
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
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Table of Contents
"We" David Levithan 5
"Before And After" Libba Bray 31
"Now More Than Ever" Angie Thomas 61
"Rundown" Ally Condie 69
"Surviving" Marie Lu 81
"Nobody Remembers the Names Of People Who Build Walls" Jeff Zentner 89
"Love" Nicola Yoon 99
"Wings and Teeth" Kate Hart 105
"Shot of Hope" Gayle Forman 123
"Baseball Pasta" Christina Diaz Gonzalez 135
"Don't Listen to the A**Holes" Atia Abawi 145
"Different Dances" Alex London 163
"The Oreadful Summer of 1991" Howard Bryant 175
"The Two Types Of Secrets" Ally Carter 183
"Born In Argentina, Made In America: The Immigrant Identity" Romina Garber 193
"Chah-Muh" Renée Ahdieh 203
"The Only One I Can Apologize For" Aisha Saeed 211
"In The Past" Jenny Torres Sanchez 219
"Always" Nic Stone 227
"Hoping For Home" Julie Murphy 239
"Caution: This Hope Is NSFW (But It Shouldn't Be)" I. W. Gregorio 247
"The Kids Who Stick" Jason Reynolds Brendan Kiely 259