Book Review: Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories Edited by Sarah Lerner


Reviewed by Chrystal Griffin, Library Assistant at Charles City Public Libraryparkland.jpeg

Parkland Speaks is about the school shooting that happened February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Parkland is the 5th largest school shooting in the US to date. Seventeen people were murdered and seventeen were injured.

Parkland Speaks is a compilation of short stories, poems and diary entries of the teachers and survivor students. These entries were composed for the yearbook that year. It also includes photos and eyewitness accounts. This book is real, raw, and heart breaking. It is edited by a Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher and takes you through the worst days of these kid’s lives.

Parkland Speaks is available at the Charles City Public Library and in eBook through BRIDGES. Visit to access downloadable options or call 641-257-6319 to place a reserve.