Learn More About We Say #Never Again and Parkland Speaks

Dear Readers,

Our lives were forever altered on February 14, 2018. What should have been an ordinary school day ended with the violent deaths of 17 students and faculty members. In the wake of one of the worst school shootings in American history, our students raised their voices to demand change. Their calls for action echoed across the nation and the world.

Each of these books captures a different perspective on this event from our students. Creating these books allowed their voices to continue to be heard, even as it begins to feel like the world has moved on from our story.


Melissa Falkowski, MSD teacher and newspaper adviser

Sarah Lerner, MSD teacher and yearbook adviser

We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists

We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists

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.

Parkland Speaks

Parkland Speaks

Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy, this is a raw look at the events of February 14, and a poignant representation of grief, healing, and hope.

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February 14, 2018, and continue today. This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of tragedy is a poignant representation of grief, anger, determination, healing, and hope.

The intimate collection includes poetry, eyewitness accounts, letters, speeches, journal entries, drawings, and photographs from the events of February 14 and its aftermath. Full of heartbreaking loss, a rally cry for change, and hope for a safe future, these artistic pieces will inspire readers to reflect on their own lives and the importance of valuing and protecting the ones you love.

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