Current Event Read – “Parkland: Birth of a Movement” by Dave Cullen


Dave Cullen’s first book, Columbine (published in 2009) became the definitive account of the atrocity that happened in that suburban Colorado school.  Last February, his second book, covering the same topic, but in a different way, was released.

Parkland: Birth of a Movement doesn’t examine the shooter, or the details of what happened at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018.  Rather, it’s a view of the March for Our Lives movement that came out of that tragedy, and how these students are handling fame and the hope of real change in gun control laws.   After Cullen’s reporting made him the go-to expert on US mass violence for 20 years, he wants to tell a story of hope.

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