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A Story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

by Lauren Hogg

“Sometimes the worst thing can make you realize your own power. I finally discovered who I truly am. I am a 14-year-old girl with a voice. I am Lauren Elizabeth Hogg.”

Activist: A Story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Shooting is the fifth in a series of graphic novels written by young adults for their peers.

On February 14, 2018, Valentine’s Day, Lauren Elizabeth Hogg lost her two best friends in the now notorious school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In all, seventeen people were gunned down by the shooter, a student at the school. Survivors of that tragic day vowed to rise up and fight for their right—and the right of kids everywhere—to safety in their schools.

Through her grief, Lauren found her calling, joining in the protests of #NeverAgain and the “March for Our Lives.” She and her brother, and so many other Parkland students refuse to allow the memory of their fallen classmates to be forgotten. Empowered with a unique voice, Lauren Elizabeth Hogg is truly an activist for our times.

Publication Date: November 5, 2019
ISBN: 9789947378216

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“This is a strong—and unfortunately relevant—addition to the publisher’s series of graphic treatments of contemporary social issues. Hogg tells her tale in a compelling voice, and the book begins with a page of arresting graphics…The images are appropriately gripping but never sensationalized…Hogg is white, and the diversity of her school community is represented in the illustrations. Inspiring and heartbreakingly timely.” — Kirkus


Lauren Hogg


Lauren is still attending Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where she carries a 4.5 GPA. She is actively involved in the “March For Our Lives” campaign. Her mission is to help raise awareness of gun violence in our country and change current laws that put students in jeopardy.


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