The book I choice to read was, “Brian’s Winter”, by Gary Paulsen. This book is about Brian after the private plane he was flying in crashes in to the rugged forests of Canada. Brian went through many struggles while trying the best he could to survive in the harsh environment. Some of the biggest events in this story include when he is attacked by a bear, during the major storms and some of his questionable encounters with the wolves. If I were telling a friend about the entire story in two minutes I would say, Brian’s parents were divorced leading him to visit his father for the first time in a long time. He didn’t know what to expect from the trip though, one thing is for sure he didn’t expect what actually happened to happen. So Brian
In the novel, Same Kind of Different as Me, by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, two mens’ lives changed in ways that they never dreamed of when their paths crossed unexpectedly. Although the book took place in the 1950s, where slavery had already been outlawed, Denver grew up in virtual slavery in the sharecropping industry in Louisiana. He eventually decided he wanted a better life for himself and jumped onto a train headed to Dallas, where he ended up roaming the streets as an unemployed homeless man for years. One day, he entered a homeless shelter for lunch and met Ron and Ron’s wife Deborah, a rich couple that was serving food. The three became extremely close over time, and when Deborah was diagnosed with cancer, their relationship became even
Famously known for his novel, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair changed American life in the early 1900s without a doubt through his literature. However, many don’t realize that Sinclair reformed American life in more than one instance, through more than one book. At times, he even reached beyond his realm of literature to discuss other needed adjustments. Besides the serendipitous changes he created for the meat packaging industry, Sinclair’s other actions throughout his life are, subjectively, important to American history, according to Anthony Arthur. In his biography, Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair, Arthur reveals his bias towards Sinclair, while supplying a relevant nature to his writing across an in-depth review of Sinclair’s
Ben Mikaelsen is an award winner and very popular writer who enjoys nature and owns a 750 pound black bear. His novels have won many state Reader’s Choice Awards. These novels include Rescue Josh McGuire, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Countdown, Petey, Touching Spirit Bear, Red Midnight, Tree Girl, and Ghost of Spirit Bear. All of these novels have been inspired by nature, because Ben Mikaelsen 's life revolves around it.
The book, Gym Candy, was written by Carl Deuker. Although as little as I read, he is my favorite author of all time. I really enjoyed reading this book for a few reasons. For one, I could relate to what Mick, the main character, was going through. Throughout Gym Candy, I really enjoyed how intense the story would become at times. I also greatly enjoyed how well Carl Deuker explained certain proportions of the story with great emotion. By reading Gym Candy, I have learned a few life lessons, and this book has made an impact on how I view future occasions.
It was February 25th. It was the day that Sean Marsee took his last breath. Sean Marsee is a teen who had died recklessly because of his smoking. This teen track star was very successful. Sean had won 28 track medals in the 400 meter relay. This teenager could have done great things in life but he decided to take his own life. How? Well, at age 12, he started using tobacco. His mother had told him that using tobacco can be hazardous but Sean didn’t believe her. Sean was going to be graduating in one month and just a weekend away from competing in a track meet but instead, he was laying in a hospital bed fighting for his life. This teen had oral cancer and had been fighting for his life for at least 10 months. Using tobacco will cause addiction
David Venable is an American Television personality who is best known for hosting the QVC show called In the Kitchen. She is active in the industry since 1993. According to David Venable bio, he holds an American nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. He is also known for selling over a half million copies of his cookbooks which consists of 150 top recipes for yummy foods.
Imagine this. Kids having to run away from their families in order to survive. In the book called A Long Walk to Water it is about a boy in a true story and he has a book about his life by Linda Sue Park. A boy named Salva is determined, caring, and persistent.
On January 5, 1899, Ben Chester White, an African American, was born. About sixty-seven years later, on June 10, 1966, White was shot and murdered near Pretty Creek in Natchez, Mississippi. His murderers were three hate-filled gunmen that were incorporated with the Ku Klux Klan, which is a group of people who believe that whites are more superior than blacks. The reason they wanted to murder White was to give Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a motive to come to Natchez, White had no involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, until his devastating murder.
Ben has many different views throughout the book, one of the many views Ben expresses in the book is, that there is more to people than meets the eye. For example Dallas was one of the people in Ben 's life that had many layers. “Would you still love me if Joe Henry were my little boy instead of my brother?” (page 185). This surprised Ben and showed a layer of Dallas that he would have never have known. Another person that had layer was Rudy. ”He takes a deep breath “i’m a child
Benjamin Banneker was a huge self educated mathematician, astronomer, complier of almanacs and also a writer all at the same time. Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s, Maryland. A free black man who owned his own property with a farm close to Baltimore, Banneker was very self educated in astronomy an mathematics. He was later called to help in the surveying of territory for the construction of the nations capital. Benjamin Banneker also became an active writer of almanacs and exchanged letters with Thomas Jefferson, politely challenging him to do to ensure racial equality. Banneker later passed on October 9, 1806.
At the age of 26 Eric Hosmer has been to two World series and has claimed 8 awards such as Golden glove, Rookie of the month, and Kansas city player of the year. This solidifies Eric as one of the best first basemen in the MLB. Eric John Hosmer is a MLB first basemen who was born on October 24, 1989 in South Miami ,FL. Eric’s father Mike was a retired Firefighter and his mother Ileana was a nurse. Eric’s mother Ileana came from cuba at the age of seven. This had an effect on Eric and the way he saw life. Eric started playing baseball at an early age and was always coached by his father Mike. Later in the years Eric started playing select baseball and traveled all around the country. When Eric was a teenager he was associated with several little league teams and multiple championships under his belt.
Throughout history, we have seen many people thinking they can take over on their own, and rule and conquer the world. We have seen it in people, leaders, and much more. You have guys like Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, Stalin, Paul Castellano, John Gotti with many more. They tried to manipulate and conquer but failed because they haven't realized that to rule you need someone else, like Jordan and Pippen, Brady has Belichick and Jay Z had Beyonce. This is also why, you see those people got killed or killed themselves in an attempt to escape reality. In the novel by Julia Alvarez “Before We Were Free” it is a story based on the author's real life events, but we just see it in a fictional character's perspective. This girl named Anita, the main character
Christopher McCandless was a brave explorer of life who went out into the wild to find his true self. Chris was an idealist, as well as a minimalist. He was a well educated individual who was heavily influenced by philosophical writers such as Henry David Thoreau, Jack London, and Leo Tolstoy. Chris had a strong connection to nature and the simple beauty that it offered. After graduating from college, Chris decided to abandon society and went on a journey to emerge himself in the wild. As a result of many people being drawn to his story, a book, a movie, and multiple articles were made about Chris McCandless. His transcendental beliefs and his determination led Chris to achieve his goal of finding himself in the wild. Despite conflicting opinions, Chris is deserving of all of the attention he has received and earns the right to be praised.
“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” (John Green). Author John Green holds true to this quote in the way he lives his life through his many achievements. As a young child being bullied and not feeling like enough, he found a way to express his feelings through his writing. Green did not find himself until college after changing majors and spending time with ill kids in a children’s hospital. Along his journey, he was struck by many life altering decisions that has shaped him into the person he is today. Few people find it easy to discuss and write about the difficult topics Green brings to life in his novels, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, The Fault in our Stars, and many more. Many teens and adults find his books to be inspirational in the way they go about solving life’s struggles. Most of his novels have been produced into movies, making him more well known as well as being twitter famous and creating educational YouTube vlogs. Green is a very well known author of this time period and has made a big impact with his writing videos, and movies. From YouTube vlogger, to twitter sensation, to number one New York Times bestselling author, John Green has and continues to impact American culture in numerous ways (John Green, 2013).