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Today, I'll be discussing Jason Reynold's For Every One.
For Every One by Jason Reynolds
For Every One is a piece for every individual. It's for every dreamer, and especially, for every kid. It is a reminder to never stop chasing our dreams.
Reynolds does not tell his readers how to make their dreams come true. As a matter of fact, he reveals how he's struggled to fulfill his own.
He's here to explain to dreamers that dreams take time to be fulfilled, and there is no shortcut. But no matter how many times dreams get knocked down, we must never let our passion be extinguished--never stop taking that leap of faith.
Reynolds' For Every One, which was written for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, is a raw and honest tribute to every individual chasing their dreams and working endlessly. This poem is not only beautifully written, it's candid and awe-inspiring.
For Every One is a piece that must be read by every person feeling lost and hopeless or even those who simply need reassurance and uplifting. Why? This piece serves as a reminder that no matter how many plans are made, life almost never goes as is expected. No matter, this book is a message to all readers: continue to fight, continue to dream.
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