A journalistic look at the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and the fight for gun control--as told by the student reporters for the school's newspaper and TV station.

This timely and media-driven approach to the Parkland shooting, as reported by teens in the journalism and broadcasting programs and in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas newspaper, is an inside look at that tragic day and the events that followed that only they could tell.

It showcases how the teens have become media savvy and the skills they have learned and honed--harnessing social media, speaking to the press, and writing effective op-eds. Students will also share specific insight into what it has been like being approached by the press and how that has informed the way they interview their own subjects.


Read by Melissa Falkowski, Eric Garner, and the Parkland Student Journalists: Suzanna Barna, Chris Cahill, Nyan Clarke, Einav Cohen, Daniel Cuervo, Ryan Deitsch, Richard Doan, Abby Dowd, Brianna Fisher, Zoe Gordon, Augustus Griffith, Jr., Sam Grizelj, David Hogg, Daniella Infantino, Zakari Kostzer, Jordyn Laudanno, Christy Ma, Lewis Mizen, Lauren Newman, Nikhita Nookala, Carly Novell, Andy Pedroza, Josh Riemer, Carlitos Rodriguez, Dara Rosen, Rebecca Schneid, Leni Steinhardt, Delaney Tarr, Kevin Trejos, and Daniel Williams


"One thing is clear: The Parkland students are smart, media savvy, and here to fight for common sense gun laws." --Hello Giggles
"An arresting account of capable young people drawn together by a journalistic mission even as they negotiate their own grief, fear, and anger.... simultaneously raw and poised." —Bulletin, starred review

"Frank and sincere. . . . A book like this shouldn’t have to exist, and yet it does—and for that reason alone, it deserves a space in all libraries." —Booklist, starred review

"[E]ach piece is powerfully written and adds another necessary thread to a growing national dialogue." —SLJ 

"An impressive roundup of eloquent, well-reasoned, and inspiring writing." —PW

"Falkowski adds eloquent arguments for the importance of high school journalism programs and independent student-run school newspapers." —Kirkus