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 Reynoldss 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 dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream. Kids who are like Jason Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. Then eighteen. Then twenty-five. Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them. All the ..

For Every One Reviews

For Every One

Jason Reynolds continues to amaze me.

For Every One

if you haven't read anything by jason reynolds, start with For Everyone.

if you enjoy poetry, read For Everyone.

if you're a dreamer, read For Everyone.

if you need hope, read For Everyone.

my favorite poems:

(pg. 28)

All of us out here,

slumped over wearing

weird fake

broken smiles,

trying to avoid the truth:


(pg. 43)


the voice that

delivers the

loudest whispers

of what you envision never silences.

That it never cowers behind fear

and expectations that other people

strap to you

For Every One

I think a lot of people will find this one super inspiring. I like how JR reflects on his own life (goals) and he definitely has a talent for words, but this poem, its just not really for me. I picked it up because I absolutely love "Long Way Down", but Im not into motivational speeches. I have my flaws and maybe one of them is my idfc- attitude, so Im very sorry, this book didnt do anything for me.

Still, I appreciate this work of art. Its great and you should read it.

For Every One
Aliza Werner

A letter to himself. A letter to the dreamers. Jason Reynolds setting words on fire...per usual.

For Every One
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 would benefit from reading. Reynolds’s poetry is so m

For Every One

A quick read of an inspirational poem aimed at younger readers, exhorting them to dream, to have courage, and to take action.

The words, while not groundbreaking, are heartfelt, and I would have liked to have read the sentiments when I was much younger and wondering what direction I should go.

For Every One
Melissa Veras

3.5 stars! I don't usually read this kind of books, but it was not bad at all. I enjoyed it.

For Every One

Jason flipping Reynolds!