Overall, A Night Divided was a fantastic book! I definitely suggest it to anyone above the age of nine years old. A Night Divided was written by Jennifer A. Nielsen, and the genre is historical fiction, I have read many books over the course of twelve years and this book was definitely one of my favorites! A Night Divided is about a girl named Gerta being seperated from her family overnight, and escaping to the other side of the Berlin Wall to them. Gerta and her older brother, Fritz, take it upon themselves to build a tunnel secretly under an abandoned building that is in between the Berlin Wall’s two sides, along the way there are many plot twists, close calls, surprising events, and alot of action on every page.
JonBenet Ramsey a 6-year old pageant queen. Daughter of John Bennett, a wealthey business man, and her mother, Patricia Ramsey, a socialite. JonBenet, youngest of the Ramsey family, was horrendously murdered between the nights of December 25, 1996 to December 26, 1996. A ransom note was left on the stairs of their Colorado home. Patsy woke up and went down stairs to make coffee but instead found the ransom not on the staircase.
Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother. Pastan started sending her work to The New Yorker at age twelve (Potvin par. 6). Later, she went to college and got married. Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3).
Corrie ten Boom is best known for the hiding place in the Beje, their uniquely designed clock shop and house. This little hidden room was also called the Angels’ Den. This time of her life was not the first time she had to think about the possibility of dying. When she was seventeen, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Then after six months in bed the doctor realized that she actually had appendicitis!
Her first job was at the “Croydon Advertiser”, where she was hired as a journalist. She married her first husband Paul Carter in 1960, and they separated almost a decade later. She used the money she received from the divorce to live in Tokyo for two years. In 1977, she married Mark Pearce and they had a son. She had an untimely death at the age of 51 due to lung cancer on February 16, 1992.
This summer I read “Percy Jackson and the Olympians – The Lightning Thief” translated into German and written by Rick Riordan. The story is about Perseus “Percy” Jackson, a 12 year old who has dyslexia and ADHD. Percy lives in New York and often finds himself kicked out of school because of mysterious reasons. During a school field trip, Percy’s best friend Grover gets bullied by a girl named Nancy Bobofit. In the attempts to protect his friend, Percy tries to help but a fountain next to Nancy grabs her.
They think that it has something to do with Voldemort who had lost all his strength after failing to kill Harry. After months of research and dangerous spying, they find out that Sorcerer 's Stone is hidden in the school. The power of this stone is to make someone immortal. At first they suspect professor Snape. Having figured out where the stone is hidden, they go there in hopes of preventing the theft.
Whereas according to Wikipedia.org he has published eighteen novels and two non-fiction books. Several of his novels have become international bestsellers, and eleven of his romantic-drama novels have been adapted to film with multimillion-dollar box office grosses. The overall budget for his 11 movies was totaled up to $288 million; but the overall gross income from the box offices exceeded $889 million (Wikipedia.org Editors). His first book, The Notebook, which was published in 1996. “The Notebook is about a man who reads to an old woman he visits from a faded notebook that tells the story of a couple who are separated by World War II, then passionately reunited years later.
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. Liesel suddenly couldn’t live with her mother anymore and she gets placed in a foster home in the fictional town of Molching, Germany.
When she reached her destination, the Clapham Junction flat, she started writing immediately. In the same year her mother Anne Rowling passed away after suffering ten years from multiple sclerosis. Rowling was in process of writing Harry Potter when her mother died; she had never mentioned this to her mother. Her mother’s death drastically affected her writing, however it was pre-decided that Harry would lose his parents but now she wrote much more detail about Harry’s loss in the very first book, because somewhere she could now relate to the fact how it felt. J.K Rowling taught English as a foreign language in The Guardian in Portugal .There she met a Portuguese T.V journalist Jorge Arantes who later became her husband, during this marriage she suffered a miscarriage and then a girl child named Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes was born to them, Biographers say that Rowling suffered domestic abuse during her marriage, Rowling separated from her husband and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland with her two months old infant and three chapters of Harry
When a school has specific knowledge of a student’s violent disciplinary record, the school has received constructive notice of the impending harm. In Wood, there was enough to establish breach of duty because the school had been put on notice by the aggressor’s two year long violent disciplinary record. Wood v. Watervliet City Sch. Dist., 815 N.Y.S.2d 360, 362 (2006). For example, in the months leading up to the event, the attacker fought a student in the school cafeteria and threw a chair against the wall of a classroom.
On August 4, 1994, a tragic event occurred. A German secret police officer along with four other Dutch Nazis, rushed into the hideout and arrested everyone that was hiding there. A couple of weeks beforehand, there was a thief downstairs in the office below them and he heard footsteps upstairs and eventually told the police. Another accusation was on an employee named Van Maaren, and he would set traps to have evidence of Jews so he can make an income of $1.40 per Jew you find. Since he turned in the 8 people who have been hiding, he received $11.40.
He then decided that it was his classmate’s fault he felt the way he did about himself, and the solution was to kill them. His grandfather owned a gun and John was able to unlock the security box the gun was in. The very next day John took his grandfathers gun to school. That morning John went to his first class just like he did every other day. Then he went to P.E where most of the boys who had bullied him for years were.
Some children would yell, “terrorist” or go as far as to say “go back to your own country.” In 2003, a student in New Jersey was continuously called “Osama Bin Laden,” and was hit on the head, which resulted in contusions. A week after that, twelve-year-old Gurprit Kaur had three inches of her hair cut off from the bottom. She attended a public school in Flushing, Queens. Students have had to move schools, states, and even countries as a result of getting bullied and intimidated by their peers. Profiling of those who seem Muslim, Including Sikhs, is still frequent in the United States.
It is a case when a student made a hate profile on myspace about a middle school principal, James McGonigle. This document has four paragraphs explaining what happened to the principle, on this myspace profile, there was a photo of the principal along with offensive and vulgar language. On March 20, the principle was confronted by two teachers who said that some students were discussing the myspace profile in class. They said that the teacher and principal violated the student 's First Amendment free speech rights when he suspended