Pam Leo once said, “Let’s raise children who won’t have to recover from their childhoods.” Do parents with kids in high school or middle school really want their kids really want kids reading books about being drunk, smoking cigarettes, violence, “dirty talk”, and using God’s name in vain? Students should not have to read Fahrenheit 451 as an open book in class as it could go against what they believe in. This book could encourage kids to discuss or do things they should not be doing at their age. It also uses references to the bible and uses God’s name in vain. Teachers could have students read books that discuss the same thing as Fahrenheit 451 but doesn't use all the bad language and talk.
The book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is a coming of age story about a boy named Brian Robeson who is stranded in the wildness and has to learn how to survive on his own. The book is fairly interesting, interlacing survival with dealing with a divorce in an young adult novel. Many of the parts in this story are useful for students to learn. Many of the themes are also relatable to the lives of students. Brian is very similar to other young adult heros but different enough that he could be compared to other heroes. The story structure also helps with understanding the story and comparing it to other young adult literature, which makes it a good story to teach. The story is also entertaining enough that anyone could pick it up and enjoy it.
"UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not." said in the book called The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. This man has written and published over 60 books in his career. All of his stories have background and meaning to Theodor Geisel. His Books always have a theme or a moral to the story just like when he wrote “The Lorax” and “The Butter Battle Book”. I believe the shared moral between these two books is that humans tend to forget that everyone has an opinion and when we become immersed in power and wealth we tend to dominate and desecrate the environment.
The Lorax by Dr.Seuss is a entertaining story that promotes caring for the environment and the Earth. However many people unknowing don’t realise that the story has a deeper meaning about corporate greed. One example is that in the story too many Truffula Trees were being cut down and as a result there's wasn’t enough Truffula Fruit to go 'round for the Bar-ba-loots which means they had to wander around scavenging for food. The cooperation that was chopping the Truffula Trees down said “BUT... business is business! And business must grow regardless of crummies in tummies, you know”. They’re basically saying that they don’t care that their excessive tree chopping is hurting the wildlife, the only thing that matters is if they’re making
Lois Duncan, the author of Killing Mr. Griffin, got the idea to write this book because she wondered what might happen if a psychopathic teenager was placed in a school setting. Mr. Griffin is a character based off of one of Duncan’s daughter’s teachers. Mark Kinney is based off of her daughter’s boyfriend. She based these main characters off of people she had known to provide her a better connection when writing. Her book contains things that are not appropriate for certain age readers, which has caused it to be banned in many places for many reasons. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan has been banned for violence, language, religion,
Dr. Seuss work to this day has a very important impact on American Literature. Dr. Seuss influenced the way children's authors word their books by using basic words for children to understand. Words that rhyme, alliteration, and basic words help the reader to understand what is going on in the story and intrigue the child to continue reading. Children's authors were influenced by Dr. Seuss's writing style such as Deb Lund, Sylvia Lieberman, and Jill Starishevsky. Dr. Seuss used basic words in all of his children's books and the children were able to understand the stories. The illustrations also helps the child comprehend the story. Dr. Seuss also impacted American Literature by hiding messages in some of his books. The message would go over
Censorship is defined as “when a person of group successfully imposes their values upon other by stifling words, images or ideas” (Gould 2009). When we think of censorship, we think of the bleeping out of words on television and the radio. Sometimes we censor ourselves in conversation around small children or in a professional environment. However, most people do not think about the censorship of literature. A famous example is when Hitler would collect piles of books and burn them because they did not match the ideals of his regime. Today, there is an all-too-common problem surrounding the censorship of children’s literature. The American Library Association (ALA) states, “parents challenge books more than any other group” (Szymanski 2007).
At one point in time, over 7,220 books have been challenged to be banned. Though these books have been removed for the safety of children, not all books should be banned for many reasons. These include the fact that banning books is infringing on the First Amendment, keeping children from understanding the real world, and, even though there are many reasons for book banning, not banning books could help a student’s education and can even work against itself.
It is a great read all together with examples from nature, to pesticides, to even animal and medical stories. However if you are looking for an action filled adventure this probably isn't the book for you. Overall it was very well written and composed book that served its purpose to help the environment a lot more than Carson had
Dr. Seuss’s is a well- known and influential American writer whose books staple in homes and elementary schools today. Dr. Seuss's books had an influence on me because they always gave me a sense of imagination. Dr. Seuss's books were an easy read and constantly getting stuck in my head. As a young girl I used to quote Green Eggs and Ham all the time around my house. Even during the holiday season (Christmas time) Dr. Seuss’s book The Grinch who stole Christmas is constantly being read internationally in commemoration of Christmas spirit. In almost all of Dr.Seuss’s books they always stated an inspirational message or a moral. In Oh the Places You Will Go the moral states that everyday belongs to you, live life to the fullest. Dr.Seuss’s
Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1940, in Springfield, Massachusetts. His parents were Theodor Robert Geisel, a successful brew master, and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. He had two sisters, Marnie, two years older, and Henrietta 3 ½ years younger. Henrietta died at the age of five due to pneumonia. Dr. Seuss attended Dartmouth College, where he became the editor in chief of its humor magazine, Jack-O-Lantern. After graduating from Dartmouth, Geisel attended Oxford University in England. His planned was to become a professor but life had different plans for him. He met his wife Helen Palmer at the Oxford University. They got married in 1927 that same year he dropped out of Oxford, and the couple moved back to the United States. In October 1967, Helen struggled for a decade with paralysis from Guillain-Barre syndrome, she also suffered from depression, and she had a paranoid of Dr. Seuss having an affair with his longtime friend Audrey Stone Dimond. Helen sadly committed suicide on 1967 at age of 68. Dr. Seuss and Audrey got married on 1968.
As presumed in the dialogue, Dorothy appears as a harmless, pure little girl just as much as other children can be. Their innocence is mostly objective, but it is still innocence, a concept at which adults can’t really relate to in the same way. Furthermore, a similar situation happens later on in the book when Dorothy again “kills” the invidious Wicked Witch of the West, erstwhile unaware that a simple bucket of water would effect in her melting. Albeit she destroyed the witch, in a manner it still makes her look innocent, because she didn’t know about the facts before doing that. It can be compared to a child that is doing something wrong but has no idea that it is wrong or does it by accident. Any child reading this marvelous book can relate to Dorothy. That is why kids can relate tremendously to the
Dystopian books are very popular among teenagers right now. Many people may ask why this is. Most likely, this is because teens feel connected to the characters and the way they go through things. you can tell alot about a person by the books they read. Slews of teens would agree that they can relate to the setting or character on a personal level. Numerous dystopian books have characters that are oppressed or feel restricted. A majority of teens would consider themselves to be going through the same thing the characters do. young adults like books that appeal to their life and what's going on in it. Readers like novels that they can relate to. Dystopian books fulfill the readers thirst for an escape from their reality
“Your parents… have perished in a terrible fire.” This very same fire also destroyed Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire’s home, leaving them with absolutely nothing - other than the infamous Baudelaire fortune that Violet is to collect when she turns eighteen years of age. Mr. Poe, a family friend, tells the children that he needs to take them to their closest-living relative, not on the family tree, but literally the closest-living relative (within the city, to be exact). The Baudelaires have never even heard of Count Olaf, but he turns out to be an unprincipled and downright evil man who tries to steal their inheritance. Lemony Snicket’s unforgettable novel includes darkness, humor, and irony as Violet, Klaus, and Sunny try to escape from
Among them, I really like the character of piggy because it looks like to my dad. This is because, in the story, he apparently looks like a minor role as he is a fat chubby boy with glasses on. I think he is the smartest person in the children and the grey eminence to help people savior since he is the one who uses the academic knowledge to solve problems. More Than that, he owns the glasses which help to make a fire. Hence, I am highly recommended intermediate or high school students read it because the writing skills of the Author is really good, student can learn a lot from it. Also, the story is stimulus, you will really engage into the book but I won't recommend reading it at night because I am scared of the "monster"