Never Again

The Parkland Shooting and the Teen Activists Leading a Movement

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

This biography of a movement and the teen activists behind it delves into the quest for gun safety legislation in light of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2019-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007110, JNF053210, JNF024080
Dewey 371.7/820975935
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1000
ATOS Reading Level 6.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 501491
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Source notes, Starred Reviews, and Timeline

Author: Eric Braun

Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into his books (unbeknownst to them).

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Gateway Biographies

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  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020



“[B]reaks new ground as it tells the story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who became activists after 17 fellow students were killed during a school shooting. Individual students, like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, are profiled, and their efforts for stricter gun laws are detailed, showing how effective teen activism can be.”—starred, Booklist

School Library Journal

“[A] useful addition to large middle grade nonfiction collections, or to libraries whose tween readers seek out books on current events.”—School Library Journal