Mahnaz Dar of the School Library Journal says that, “Author Kate DiCamillo has always gotten kids reading, whether by writing mesmerizing stories, like the Newbery-winning The Tale of Despereaux (2003) and Flora & Ulysses (2013, both Candlewick), or by advocating for the importance of literacy” (Dar). This quote shows how when children recognize authors that have written some of their favorite books, the author’s credibility increases in the child’s mind, causing them to be more encouraged to read books written by the same author. Kate DiCamillo has won numerous awards, proving what a beloved, talented author she is, such as 2014 Newbery Medal or 2014 E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and 22 more awards for Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures alone. The fact that she has won such a large amount of awards for her literature shows how much her readers enjoy her books along with what a respected author she is, which can have the power to influence kids to read Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. In addition to winning many awards, Kate DiCamillo was also appointed to an honorable position on January 10, 2014,“Kate DiCamillo is not only one of our finest writers for young people, but also an outstanding advocate for the importance of reading,” said Librarian of Congress
*My name is Saleen Nelson and I chose to do my presentation on Symbolism in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club *I chose to do my IOP on The Joy Luck Club because it was the most interesting book to me out of all the ones we read and I was intrigued by the symbolism in every chapter. * Symbols are things that can be images, ideas, words etc. Symbols are used everyday to get a point across to others.
She lost the life she had when she was a young girl but she found the life she wanted even after all the tragedies she had to go through. Even after the war and all the hardships she had to go through to survive she still found happiness. “All But My Life” had so many great things to say about life, hope, and how to keep on going even though everything inside of you doesn’t want to.
Hellen Keller overcame her disabilities to become a great author and a lead example to all people with disabilities to show that nothing is impossible. Having no way to communicate or see my surroundings is impossible to imagine and is a great obstacle to overcome especially more than 100 years ago. I would imagine that my life would be completely different with two major disabilities such as Hellen Keller and would be very difficult without a great teacher like Anne Sullivan. I would feel trapped if I were to lose my ability to use language later in life and would not know what to do. I would not be able to talk, see, read or write and that leaves me with no form of communication.
Of all of her letters, 385 have survived until today and been preserved. Her letters were her first steps as a female writer. She knew that her written words would be undying and could inspire people after her spoken words had faded.
Isn’t that what moral courage is all about? The amount of pain and suffering she has endured is beyond imagination but she has taken her struggles and has thrown them away as if they are nothing to her. Oprah winfrey is a hero, to me and many people, for good reason. How could you possibly not love Oprah Winfrey. Seems impossible to
Anne wrote deep, inspiring quotes that most 13 year olds can’t even come up with nowadays. Anne’s
Now since I was no longer shy, I jumped right into making my opinions obvious and heard when I could. Other people had different opinions and didn't always like mine; they also weren’t very nice about it. I wondered all the time why people weren’t as dedicated as I was about cheerleading, and I still struggle with that today. However, cheerleading is my passion and I’m not going to let other people's opinions change that. Being on a cheer team has made me stronger as a leader, and more patient as a
Anyone of us will always wish to read a good book that interested them. There are plenty of books that could help our humankind feel relax, happy and enjoy them. “To Kill The Mockingbird," a book that everyone should read once in their life. A book that have interested me and my classmates, the book haven’t finished yet but it produces so many lessons, moral values, and more that have increased the readers attentions. I only read from chapter one to chapter fourteen, but I have feeling like I have gone through half of many people lives.
In essence, willing to fight for a cause is a great accomplishment because it shows that the person is willing to lose everything for their beliefs, and that is a sign of being strong-willed. Furthermore, Astrid prefers to solve problems as soon as they arise. Astrid came to the realization that Sam could not successfully lead the town himself; this prompted her to rally for the creation of a town council (Grant 53). The need to get tasks done is the sole reason for advancements in society. Without a person like Astrid, humans would still be in the Stone Age because nobody would be willing to toil for hours on end to complete a project.
Troin Bellisario, from Pretty Little Liars is such a great leader, because she is integrity, self-assured, and last but not least commitment. She has motivated many people to never give up on their dreams. Integrity is one of the first things that relate Troin on the show, and in real life. When the rest of the girls had a doubt, or have a question, she would respond with pure honesty. She has mentioned “you don’t have to be perfect at everything, and that it’s okay to make mistakes”.
Immigration involves moving from our home country to another in order to get a better life. In Esperanza rising, she goes from having everything to losing everything. How she lost everything is the death of her dad. After learning about Esperanza Rising, Esperanza faced several challenges such as the fire and her Dad's Death! The first challenge that Esperanza faced was not knowing how to do chores.
In “The House on Mango Street” Cisneros, the author, characterizes the protagonist Esperanza in a way that shows her growth from a young girl who is consumed by feelings of sadness about her position in life, to a woman, forced to grow up too fast, who has found what she wants in life and has the confidence to go after it, leading us to conclude that Esperanza is a dynamic character who changes on multiple levels throughout this
Esperanza’s Odyssey Esperanza ’s journey of self-identification is apparent in the novel “House on Mango Street”. Her hopes of leaving the barrio were clearly shown in different vignettes: “House on Mango Street”, “Bums in the attic”, “Beautiful and Cruel”, and so on. Her process of self-identification will entail her realizing that she is growing more mature, figuring out her sexuality, and understanding her culture as a Latina.