In the book Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor, 9 year old Cassie Logan lives with her family in 1933 Mississippi. In chapter 5, they go into a town called Strawberry to sell goods at the market. While in town Cassie shows her innocence, or rather her unawareness.
The novel Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor is a heart wrenching story about an African American family going through very difficult times. Through many twists and turns racism, the Logan children learn what it's like in the cruel world outside their protected farmland. By sticking together as a family, Taylor shows how important a strong family relationship is. Had they not stuck together during these times they may not have made it through. In the end Mildred shows how when everyone works together, obstacles could be overcome. Common interests bring people together. Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry shows that obstacles aren't as tough when you have family and friends there to help you.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a novel regarding Melinda Sordino, a 14 year old girl, who gets raped at the end of summer party. Melinda ends up calling the police, causing all of her friends to absolutely despise her. The story begins as Melinda arrives to her first day of 9th grade friendless, receiving dirty looks from everyone in the halls. Her once happy personality, entirely transforms into the opposite. “I cry to let everything out” Initially, Melinda befriends Heather, a new girl to the school, but later Heather realizes that Melinda being her friend ruins her social reputation.
The Importance of Exchanging Respect The people can pick up a relatable and compared desire if they read A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry or listen to Aretha Franklin’s song, “Respect.” A little respect can go a long way. Anyone who has experienced respect knows that feeling of love and appreciation it brings.
The novel follows Stevie an eleven year old girl who lives in Southside Chicago throughout her middle and high school years. Stevie goes through the social pressure of her peers and family to tell her how to act, think, and look. Slowly throughout
There are many themes that are presented in the book Speak, such as to not be afraid to speak up about the truth. In the book, Melinda is a freshman in high school that is now an outcast after she called the cops on an end-of-summer party last summer. But there is more to the story. Last summer at the party, a guy named Andy Evans raped her. But no one knows the truth except Melinda.
It 's a jaw-dropping book that will leave you wanting more as the author Laurie writes in a crisp and clear way describing the young girl Melinda’s horrific story and how it unfolds. The author 's tone gives off the vibe of a young frighted girl which I find really enhances this sad, but exhilarating story. This story taught me to always speak up for myself and to never let anyone take advantage of me. I would recommend this novel because it is extremely detailed, painting vivid pictures in your mind that really help to magnify and
A story about accepting others for who they are and not trying to make them like everyone else. A story about finding your voice, and just wanting to live a normal life. I was so happy that Lynn was taught sign language. She was living in a life of silence and confusion, but with sign language she was able to express her feelings and show off her personality, she was able to finally shed her life of vulnerability and live a life of strength and
I was rooting for Paige because, she needed to step away from those who projected negativity and spend more time with those who made her happy. I think the night of the crash needed more explanation because sometimes you had to figure out if you read about a certain detail. I would recommend this book to any high school student because it opens your eyes to the fact that drinking and driving can change your life! In the story, there were multiple characters that sounded like myself or someone I know.
Counting by 7’s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan, is the astounding story of shy and reserved genius, Willow Chance, _______. Suddenly, her life is flipped upside down when her adoptive parents die in a car crash. With no where else to go, she turns to the Nguyen’s, a Vietnamese family she didn’t know until now. With further help from her school counselor, Dell Duke and taxi driver, Jairo Hernandez, Willow begins to move past her tragedy. In the end, Willow overcomes her grief and finds a family of her own.
This book was absolutely phenomenal. The quirky characters and the close relationships they had with each other pull in the reader. It uses suspense to keep the reader constantly guessing what will happen next. In this book Chris Crutcher confronts many mature themes such as mental illness, racism, suicide, and death, while still being able to keep the book light hearted in many places.
The structure of the book shows the shaping of the Scout’s character of innocent behavior to maturity. Scout develops her empathy and maturity throughout the book by the reflection of other characters and occurring events.
Don’t expect respect when you don’t show any respect, Patrick.” “Says the whore.” Her jaw drops though she quickly regains her composure, getting out of her seat to tower over mine, “You are an imbecile, Patrick Winston. Self-respect means respecting myself, and my decisions.
Respect is an important life skill needed to coexist with others in our current society. Whether it’s in elementary school or high school, we’ve always been taught to treat each other with respect. Here at JFK, our motto is “respect is the key to success”. The word respect, in my opinion, means to treat each other equally despite their difference in opinions, race, gender, or any other aspect that could skew your opinion on who someone is. I agree with the school motto, however, it doesn’t hold true in our school and can definitely be improved upon.