Surviving Parkland students publish a book about the massacre

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Several people hold placards to support parents and students as they arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida (United States). EFE / Archive

Students and teachers who survived the shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida, today published a book in which they relate the minutes of horror that they lived during the massacre of 17 people on February 14, 2018.

It is a “raw look” to the massacre perpetrated almost a year ago by Nikolas Cruz, who killed 14 students and 3 teachers with an assault rifle during Valentine’s Day.
The joint autobiography, entitled “Parkland speaks:
Survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas share their stories “(Random House Childrens Books), was edited Sarah Lerner, who is a writing and journalism teacher of that school in Florida.

“This revealing and unfiltered look of the adolescents who lived through the tragedy is a poignant representation of pain, anger, determination, healing and hope,” says the publication’s review.

With chapters like “The day that changed my life” or “The third floor”, the students relate the pain, but also the hope after the tragedy.

This “intimate” collection of stories includes poetry, letters, speeches, extracts from personal diaries, drawings and photographs that show the human losses and “a manifestation for change and the hope of a secure future,” says the editorial.

In addition to writing, the graphic arts of the book “Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories” were also in charge of the students.

Cruz, a former high school alumnus and who was arrested on the day of the shooting, faces 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder, for which he may be sentenced to death.

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