Hope 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, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement.
Introduction, read by Rose Brock
"We" by David Levithan, read by Michael Crouch
"Different Dances" by Alex London, read by Michael Crouch
"Before and After" by Libba Bray, read by Kate Rudd
"Wings and Teeth" by Kate Hart, read by Kate Rudd
"Now More Than Ever" by Angie Thomas, read by Bahni Turpin
"The Two Types of Secrets" by Ally Carter, read by Tavia Gilbert
"Rundown" by Ally Condie, read by Tavia Gilbert
"Caution: This Hope is NSFW (But It Shouldn’t Be)" by I.W. Gregorio, read by Nancy Wu
"Surviving" by Marie Lu, read by Nancy Wu
"Nobody Remembers the Names of People Who Build Walls" by Jeff Zentner, read by MacLeod Andrews
"Always" by Nic Stone, read by Adenrele Ojo
"Love" by Nicola Yoon, read by Adenrele Ojo
"Shot of Hope" by Gayle Forman, read by Erin Spencer
"In the Past" by Jenny Torres Sanchez, read by Kyla Garcia
"Baseball Pasta" by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, read by Kyla Garcia
"Don’t Listen to the A**holes" by Atia Abawi, read by Mozahn Marno
"The Dreadful Summer of 1991" by Howard Bryant, read by Prentice Onayemi
"Hoping for Home" by Julie Murphy, read by Rebecca Soler
"Born in Argentina, Made in America: The Immigrant Identity" by Romina Garber, read by Rebecca Soler
"Chah-Muh" by Renée Ahdieh, read by January LaVoy
"The Only One I Can Apologize For" by Aisha Saeed, read by Mozahn Marno
"The Kids Who Stick" by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely, read by Guy Lockard and Chris Andrew Ciulla
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