For Every One by Jason Reynolds

for every one

Originally published in: 2018

What it’s about: Why you should follow your dream even if you can’t be sure of achieving it.

What made me pick it up: I adore Jason Reynolds and all he does for teens and readers. I enjoy his work so of course I’d like a pep talk from him.

My favorite parts: It’s short and powerful. He packs a big punch with his story of continuing to try to make art and live the creative life despite detractors telling him it was not a viable option. I liked that he was a not yet successful writer writing that it’s not success you’re after. It’s following your path and all the joy and struggle that brings. Like he says repeatedly: jump anyway.

Who it’s great for: Everyone. May be especially useful for new grads.

Erica’s rating: five shells


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