Then was accepted into Princeton University during the fall of 1935, four years later he graduated with an honors degree in history. He has written over 12 books, but his most famous book was A Night to Remember that was based on the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. The Day of the Infamy took place when in an
Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878. He was born from a poor, migrant Swedish family who struggled when they first arrived in America. He loved all different sort of things and later discovered that the fine arts and sports appealed to him. As a younger child he experienced many injustices of laborers, which later shaped his socialist beliefs. He worked from the time that he was a young boy and quit school in the eighth grade.
He supported himself as a part-time piano player in New York and he wrote and produced several songs. While living in New York, he became interested in journalism and worked for a local weekly paper, The Queen’s Tribune. He attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, followed by an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He worked his way up in sports journalism and won awards from the Associated Press in 1985. He became a nationally-acclaimed sports journalist at the Detroit Free Press and one of the best-known media figures in that city’s history, working in newspapers, radio and television.
"Three years later, when Grandma discovered I would be one of the first blacks to attend Central High School, she said the nightmare that had surrounded my birth was proof positive that destiny had assigned me a special Task. " - Melba Pattillo Beals. This book is an autobiography about Melba who was one of the "Little Rock Nine" who integrated the all white Central High School. Melba wanted to prove that whites didn 't have charge over her, that she was free. However, this isn 't easy; Melba and the rest of her friends are being threaten from phone calls and letters to brutally attacks.
A feeling of anticipation danced through me, as I opened the UPS package delivery of ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s soon to be release book “Mama’s Boy.” I am a fan of Billingsley’s from way back. I immediately read the back cover detailing a quick synopsis to see what delightful circumstances her characters Gloria, Elton, Kay, Phillip and Jamal; we know what touches one family members carries as a ripple effect touching others. Gloria, a Black mother, is living with a mother’s worse fear, your only child, a son (Jamal), is accused of the fatal shooting of a white police officer. Not in just any city but in Jasper, Texas.
The Book Thief A book report about The Book Thief, an amazing story by Markus Zusak. It was published by Transworld Publishers in 2005 and has won multiple awards and was also featured on New York Times best seller list.. The book contains a total of 554 pages and it’s a fictional and historical novel about the Holocaust and WW2 and we get to follow the story of Liesel Meminger. The book is about a young girl named Liesel Meminger and the entire story is narrated by Death himself.
Zora Neale Hurston: an amazing author Zora Neale Hurston, grew up in Eatonville, on the United States, and she was born in Notasulga, Alabama, at the age of thirteen her father remarried, she had eight siblings, including her, Zora Neale Hurston is a really admired author due to her amazing poems and short stories, also her applicable themes, and impact on society. First of all, the third short story Hurston published, “spunk”, this story is about a confident man that steals a weaker man’s wife, and the husband gets revenge after death, this story has five parts, a third person point of view, the “spunk” symbolism is about being strong, and if you want something or in this case someone fight for it no matter what you need to do, in
In one of Octavia Butler’s most well known books, Dana a struggling black author is yanked back in time to the antebellum south multiple times to save the life of her white slave-owning ancestor Rufus Weylin. When literary critics examined this piece of science fiction, many were motivated to write papers on a myriad of subjects in the book’s less than 300 pages. Scholarship on Octavia Butler’s Kindred has evolved from primarily focusing on how the novel connects its readers to the past to addressing more modern concerns of how African American culture and people are represented and viewed, as well as third wave feminism. One of the earliest scholarly articles on Octavia Butler’s Kindred is Lisa Long discussing how unknowable history is for
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel about a girl named Scout and her family during the course of three summers. The story takes place in Alabama in the 1930s during the Great Depression and segregation. Scout’s father Atticus defends a black man named Tom in a rape case against a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Tom’s character teaches us readers about courage in many ways. He displays real courage by speaking his mind while in court.
The novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird” was written by Harper Lee and first published on 11 July 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize back in 1961. The novel is about Jean Louise Finch or better known as Scout, reminiscing a time in her childhood that not only change her life but her entire family’s life too. From her father, Atticus having to defend an innocent Negro man being accused of rape to almost being kill with her brother on the way home from a school play and being saved by an unexpected hero. The literary element I have chosen to analyse in the novel is the characters of the story. The first character in the book that we are introduce to is of course the protagonist Jean Louise “Scout” Finch.
Erik Larson is now a journalist and a non-fiction author with multiple best sellers. He began writing small stories for newspapers, and worked his way up all the way to the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker. Which is already a huge accomplishment for a lot of writers. Erik Larson is married and has three daughters, the live in Seattle, Washington. He started his career,
Harry Crews is one of the most well-known and influential southern writers of the twentieth century. He has written many novels, short stories, and biographies throughout his life of being a writer. His stories often pertain to the dramatic and exciting life of living in the south in small towns such as the one he grew up in as a child. Throughout Crews’s life, he was involved with a lot of violence and family problems such as divorce that led to anger. All of the problems that Crews had throughout his life allowed for his writing to be extremely detailed and exciting for the reader.
Isabel Wilkerson, noteworthy author of The Warmth of Other Suns, displays literary prowess and insightful knowledge of the plight of African Americans in both her debut novel and myriad journalism and reporting entries. On multiple occasions, Wilkerson’s abilities in journalism garnered attention from universities and award committees, earning her the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and the George Polk award for coverage and research on the Great Migration, as well as allowing her to lead seminars and hold positions of high esteem at universities such as Harvard, Emory, and Princeton. In addition to being the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for individual reporting, Wilkerson and her parents lived and participated in the Great Migration themselves. Hence, it will come as no surprise to hear that her claims within The Warmth of Other Suns present themselves as spectacularly accurate. Wilkerson proposes that the Great Migration altered the cultural, economic, and social history of America dramatically,
1910 was a different time . The work ethic, morals, and overall mentality of people is much different than it is today. Going back into time you can see how the social ladder worked, especially in terms of bigger cities than rural towns. Luckily, Teddy Roosevelt had a deep connection with the west and a lot of persistence. Gifford Pinchot and himself merged together to provide a helping hand when it was needed most.
class, we discussed about Malcom X and the essay about learning to Read. Some of themes that we talked about was motivations, challenge, discrimination, courage and disciplinant. I expect before I started to read that who was Malcolm X and what did he do? 2. The writer is Malcolm X and one of his experiences of ethos, Legos, pathos is that he was a writer.