For Every One by Jason Reynolds

For Every One

Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.For Every One is just that: for every one. For every one person. For every one dream. But especially for every one kid. The kids who dre...

Details For Every One

TitleFor Every One
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherAtheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
GenrePoetry, Nonfiction

Reviews For Every One

  • Whitney Atkinson
    3.5 StarsNetgalley provided me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI'm a simple woman: I see anything by Jason Reynolds, I pounce on it. This is a poem/letter for "dreamers" in the world. It's as much of testament of Reynolds' trials and errors as much as it is a call-to-action for the readers. The writing style is very clean and this probably only took me 10 minutes to read because it's barely over 100 pages and it's designed in...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink.I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This poem/letter came along at exactly the time I needed to read it. I had been through a rough few weeks, and this was just… everything I needed to keep me going. (Once again, Jason Reynolds saves the day.) But seriously, this was a fantastic poem I think everyone w...
  • ❇Critterbee
    Beautiful. Everyone would benefit from reading this letter/poem of dreaming and jumping and persisting and accepting."Your dream is the molebehind your ear, that chip in yourfront tooth, your freckles.It's the thing that makesyou special,but not the thing that makes you great.The courage in trying,the passion in living,and the acknowledgement and appreciation ofthe beauty happening aroundyou does that." Jason Reynolds, I love you.*eARC Netgalley*
  • Aliza Werner
    A letter to himself. A letter to the dreamers. Jason Reynolds setting words on fire...per usual.
  • Mrs. Trekas
    Crying I love it so much. Jason Reynolds is definitely my favorite author right now
  • Stefani Sloma
    Beautiful. I am constantly in awe of Jason and his ridiculous talent. This one is for anyone who's ever dreamed, hoped, strived for more. So perfect.
  • Alicia
    Is he superhuman? Who is his editor? Does he even need an editor? Why waste money on other authors when you can put your money on anything Reynolds writes? Gosh, this quick verse inspires anyone because it's for everyone. Everyone who ever had a doubt. No one knows the answers to all the questions or life, but you can try and work at it and it'll still be okay. The formatting is spot on, the font choices and placement on the page is visually appe...
  • Nicole Johnson
    Why is everything that Jason Reynolds writes completely amazing? I LOVED this so much. I think that people of all ages can easily relate to this. I related to this especially as a college student who is a little lost between the expectations that others have of me and what I really want. I love the way Reynolds captures the experiences of dreamers in such a real and raw way. I can't recommend this enough.**eARC provided by Edelweiss**
  • Erika
    When life gives you lemons, read Jason Reynolds. Lord, this man! This poetic letter to every one is for everyone. The dreamers. The doubters. The hijacked. The prospered. Those afraid. Those with courage. The jumpers. Whichever you are...JUMP.
  • Meghan
    Beautiful. Powerful. Moving. Read this letter and let it encourage you!!
  • Melissa ~ Missy (FrayedBooks)
    I will read everything and anything Jason Reynolds writes going forward. He does not disappoint. This is so inspirational and empowering. READ THIS. LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK. JASON READS THE AUDIO. ITS. SO. GOOD.Full review to come!!!!!!
  • Melissa Flanagin
    Jason is just so poetic and honest in his writing. SOOOOO GOOD
  • Allie D. Pottenger
    Jason Reynolds can do no wrong.
  • Kacie Pickford
    Yes this book was mighty fast. But most people can relate to what Jason is righting about. This book took me about twenty minutes to read but it was definitely reading, it was inspiring to me. I gave this book a four out of five because I mean honestly the book could have been a little longer, The person that would probably like this is a person who likes poetry and fast reads.
  • Rachel
    Wonderfully short and simple! I heard Jason Reynolds describe this book as being what he considers a gift-book—one given to graduates and passed along from person to person, and I would agree that For Every One is just that. It is a book of encouragement from a fellow struggler in the game of life—and it is beautiful!
  • Ms. Rose
    @kidlitexchange #partner Only one other time in my life have I read a text and thought: I must read this out loud. I HAVE to hear this OUT LOUD. (Shouts to the master that is @rupikaur_)So I did. I went back 101 pages. Started over and read it all out loud to the chambers of my living room. Twice.Imagine starting a year with reading this aloud to your students, or letting them read this to one another on the regular. Imagine starting the year wit...
  • Jennifer Haight
    The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn't know exactly what he was writing, he just knew that he wanted to send a signal to the universe for creatives to keep from quitting. Now, almost ten years later he sends it is published, and it really is for everybody. It doesn't matter if one's dream is to publish writing, compo...
  • Kristen
    Netgalley provided me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is poem. And a letter. And something that everyone--EVERYONE--needs to read.Let's be honest--Jason Reynolds could publish his grocery list and I would read it (and probably give it 5 stars). This was something different, though. It's a not a narrative novel, it's not a verse novel. It's a lyrical letter full of ruminations on dreams and failure, full of honesty and ...
  • Jen McGeown
    WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! Shut the front door! What an inspirational piece! In usual Jason fashion, his words flow beautifully and the reader can find true meaning and courage in his writing. His words are empowering and full of emotion. On anyones darkest day, this is what is needed! I love how the four sections of the poem/book/letter/speech/thing propel the reader/dreamer throughout, providing a blessing, from Jason himself, to make those dreams your ...
  • Chesley Nichols
    God, I love Jason Reynolds. This book is so encouraging. It made me want to write a book. It made me want to start my family. It made me want to live my life, in whatever way I see fit. More than that, it made me feel like I could do those things. The message that I took away is that you rarely know what the outcome will be when you begin a new endeavor, but that doesn’t mean you stop trying to achieve what you want to do. You may not achieve y...
  • Mrs. Krajewski
    No surprise here! Another gorgeous, and truly memorable, piece of writing by Jason Reynolds. This one hit a different part of me though. I felt such a connection, maybe more than any of his other books. That’s why Jason’s beautiful letter is truly for everyone. I’m just going to keep a box of this book on hand. Well, one box in my classroom and another at home, or maybe in my car. You never know when someone will need it, and I aim to share...
  • M.K. England
    I'm wrecked. This just came across my desk at the library, a shiny new book to be checked in and sent along to the first person on the hold list. I figured, hey, it's so short, I'll just read it on my break before I send it. Now I don't want to let it go. A powerful punch in a small, beautifully designed package. It'll only take you 15 minutes to read it. Please pick it up. Buy a copy for a friend who needs it.
  • Emily
    This book, For Every One, is another Jason Reynolds treasure, that truly is for every one. Inspiration to those that are chasing their dreams, have forgotten their dreams, are frustrated by their dreams, or aren't sure dreaming is worth it anymore. It reads as a letter that serves as a comforting pat on the back, the inspiration to keep going, and the fire you need lit under you, all at the same time.
  • Jennifer
    "If you're like me,you've struggled trying to stomp outthe flame of doubtand fear,the warmth and comfortalways enticingand familiarthough venomousand life extinguishing." A book for all ages really but SUPER glad this is a resource for young people to know that all dreamers struggle and not all dreams are met in a specific amount of time. Dream on.
  • Theresa Grissom
    A huge thank you to Netgalley for an ARC of this book!! I so loved everything about this book. I have already decided that I am going to buy a copy of this for both my teenage kids and niece and probably several others as well. Such an encouraging note to people of all ages to follow your dreams and never give up on them. Beautiful, beautiful book. Thank you for your words, Jason Reynolds!
  • David Wickham
    “For Every One” by Jason Reynolds is a novel in verse (but it’s really a poem/letter) about not quitting. We all have dreams and aspirations and sometime we face obstacles, doubt and fear but one of my favorite parts is where the author tells us to go for it and to “jump anyway.” It is a quick read and I highly recommend this!
  • Yvonne Olson
    I love Jason Reynolds, y'all.He has a powerful voice, and he KNOWS how to use it.I read that this book is a written form of one of his free verse poems, and he's got me curious. I'm going to search for him actually performing it, because I loved it so much.
  • Jenny
    LOVED THIS. Super-quick read (took me about 20 minutes), but definitely one that I will go back to again and again. Jason Reynolds began this novel in verse as a letter of sorts to himself, about his dreams and troubles along the way, and the things that threaten to extinguish that dream. It's such an honest read about the hard path you're on working towards your dreams. I have a feeling that I will interpret things differently each time I read i...
  • BeccaB
    This is a short and lovely book version of the poem that Reynolds originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers. It is the kind of book you give to a special teen in your life as part of a graduation gift or when they need a pick me up. For artists, athletes, dreamers, and you.
  • Valerie
    This was really empowering.