Hope nation : YA authors share personal moments of inspiration / edited by Rose Brock.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and letters that speak directly to teens and all YA readers"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Don't listen to the a**holes / Atia Abawi -- TK / Renée Ahdieh -- Before and after / Libba Bray -- The dreadful summer of 1991 / Howard Bryant -- The two types of secrets / Ally Carter -- Rundown / Ally Condie -- Letter words / James Dashner -- Baseball pasta / Christina Diaz Gonzalez -- Shot of hope / Gayle Forman -- Caution: this hope is NSFW (but it shouldn't be) / I. W. Gregorio -- Wings and teeth / Kate Hart -- TK / David Levithan -- Different dances / Alex London -- TK / Marie Lu -- Hoping for home / Julie Murphy -- TK / Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely -- Born in Argentina, made in America: the immigrant identity / Romina Russell -- The only one I can apologize for / Aisha Saeed -- Always / Nic Stone -- Now more than ever / Angie Thomas -- In the past / Jenny Torres Sanchez -- Nobody remembers the names of people who build walls / Jeff Zentner.
    • ISBN:
      9781524741679
      1524741671
    • Accession Number:
      2017041777
    • Accession Number:
      on1023643974
      1023643974
    • Accession Number:
      fay.579615

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 April #2

*Starred Review* Hope is something many people struggle to understand, much less achieve, and teens are no exception. In this anthology of 21 essays, 1 short story, and 1 conversation, 24 YA authors pour their deepest emotions into a variety of interpretations of hope. Many write about survival in the current political climate. Others address marginalization or speak to being overwhelmed by a variety of internal and external influences. David Levithan reveals his feelings about today's politics via a short-short story set at a march complete with pussy hats. Libba Bray shares a harrowing account of the car accident that left her with a prosthetic eye. Atia Abawi opens up about the prejudice she faced while working to become a TV news reporter. Romina Garber's essay talks about the immigrant experience, perceived pressures, sacrifices, and labels. These and the other 20 authors come from diverse backgrounds that span race, religion, economic class, family makeup and stability, experience, age, country of birth, and sexual orientation. Yet they all overcame obstacles to their dreams through hope. Attitudes and tone differ from one piece to the next, but the essential point is that "hope is a decision," and one that requires work. This amazing outpouring of strength and honesty offers inspirational personal accounts for every reader who wonders what to do when everything seems impossible. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

In this anthology, twenty-three established YA authors share essays on the broad topics of hope and resilience. A few passionate expository pieces have a distinctly political bent and seem to be written in response to the 2016 U.S. presidential election; most others are moving personal stories from the authors' diverse experiences as teens. A consistently readable and well-curated collection. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.