|aHope nation|bYA authors share personal moments of inspiration|cedited by Rose Brock.
|aNew York, NY|bPhilomel Books|c2019.
|a276 p.|c22 cm.
|aDon'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.
|aTo help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and letters that speak directly to teens and all YA readers--|cProvided by publisher.
|aTeenagers|xConduct of life|vJuvenile literature.
★ "This amazing outpouring of strength and honesty offers inspirational personal accounts for every reader who wonders what to do when everything seems impossible." --Booklist, starred reviewA 2019 Texas Topaz Reading List SelectionA Junior Library Guild SelectionHope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more!"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power. Some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make. Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul or Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement.Authors include: Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Gayle Forman, Romina Garber, I. W. Gregario, Kate Hart, Bendan Kiely, David Levithan, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jeff Zentner, and Nicola Yoon.Praise for Hope Nation:"A salve when days are bleak."--Kirkus Reviews"An important and inspiring read for thoughtful teens."--School Library Journal