“ Associated Press sports writing handbook” by Steve Wilstein is about other writers in the sports field and who is famous for their work. It was to help others that would like to proceed in the career of journalism. To show others how to become like the. The writers he wrote about are famous for their work as well as he was. Jim Litke was a journalist for sports and a photographer.
Once there was a boy, a boy like no other. This boy’s name was Mason, Mason Wieczoreck. Mason was a young canadian boy living in America with brown, curly hair, and tan skin, he was about 5’’3’ about 110 lbs. Like all his fellow canadians Mason was afraid of the dark. In his 13th year of his youth, Mason found love in a redheaded girl, but due to football, school, and his religious life Mason could not find the time to court his young flame.
Believing their son would pass away. Years went by and Simon was healthy, but still the smallest kid in Grapeville at 12 years old. Simon is best friends with a boy named Joseph, and Joseph's mother, Ms. Wenteworth, cared for Simon as is he was her own. Sadly Ms. Wenteworth was killed by a flying baseball hit by Simon. With Joseph and Simon no
Symbolism in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Do you ever feel like you are falling? Like you are dreaming about falling and when you do fall you wake up? But it’s not a dream and you actually are falling? The Grape family lives in Endora, Iowa they are a far from normal family who are struggling through life ever since their father committed suicide. Gilbert Grape is the main character he is 24 years old.
When he was in Manzanar, he was so mentally unstable, he would over-drink every day and make unreasonable decisions. One night he over drank in the barracks and threatened “to kill [Mama] this time! “ (69). Here Papa almost kills Mama while drunk and doesn't realize what he is doing, until he is stopped. Being drunk causes people to not think about their decisions, and if he really did kill Mama, there is no reversing that.
Homeless Indians are common in the Seattle, WA area (Troyer, 2008). Jackson Jackson, the main character in “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” written by Sherman Alexie (2003) had been married several times and had several kids before he became homeless. His logic is “One day you have a home and the next you don’t…because it’s my secret story, and Indians have to work hard to keep secrets from hungry white folks (Alexie, 2003). Jackson stated he just disappeared into homelessness and had stayed that way for the duration of six years. Jackson mentions a man he spoke to that he is very suspicious of because he only identifies himself as a Plains Indian.
The books “Phantoms In The Snow” by Kathleen Benner Duble and “Flowers For Algernon” by Daniel Keyes have many similarities and differences. The main character in Phantoms In The Snow is a teenage boy named Noah Garret that grew up his whole life in Texas until his parents died of smallpox. After staying in an orphanage Noah went to go stay with his uncle, which his parents had never spoke about and lived up in a army camp in the mountains of Colorado. Being only 15 and moving to Texas from Colorado, was a huge change in Noah's life. The main character in Flowers For Algernon is a 37 year old man named Charlie Gordon who has down syndrome and whose “friends” made fun of him all the time.
Ya it is kind of hard for me and my family because my dad has infection and his ankle broke a year ago, his shoulder was broke at about 2 years ago and it still not fully healed. Now his heart is skipping beats. His one lung is all scared and his other lung might be getting that bad too. I just wish the doctors would figure him out. It is hard because my dad has lost over 65 pounds in less than a weak.
Kane is eighteen years and lives with his mother Jane. They live in a home in Loong Land. When Kane was only ten his father on a detective mission got into an accident. Kane became depressed and began seeing his father a year later at the age eleven. His mother tried to get him checked to see if there was a problem with the child, but the doctor kept saying there isn’t any and seen things from losing his father.
The main character of this book is Sam Carrier and Sam has inherited Tourette's Syndrome from his dad Jack. Tourette’s syndrome is a tic disorder which caused him to twitch often he came down with this syndrome around the age of 5 before he came down with this Sam and his step dad [Bill] were very close but once sam was diagnosed with tourette's syndrome Bill disowned Sam and started beating on sam. sam's mom [Lydia] and Bill have always told sam that his dad left him because he was ashamed of his son. Then Sam meets George, George informs Sam that his real name is Jack Keegan and his step dad changed it because Sam’s or Jack's dad also had tourette’s disease and Bill thought it was a shameful name in Sam’s free time he likes to go for runs and one night while he decided to take a run and he ran into a young girl [Niomi] then George offers jack a job. Jack takes it because it includes a different place to live rather than at Bills.
He had been working for a man named Henry. He worked for him for nine or ten years but was taken advantage of. “Henry Maxwell to come and take Jim’s, too.”(38) Henry took Jim 's share leaving Jim broke and alone. He mad lame excuses to Jim for why he got the money. “He said I owned it to him because one of his mules died about a month ago.”(38) He blamed Jim for his mule dying and he owned him just so he could have the money.
Tony Nathan grew up in Alabama where he loved to play sports. When he was in high school he tried to quit the football time. However, Tony’s mother Louise Nathan did not let him and took him straight to the head coach and asked for Tony’s spot back. He was accepted back where he played at safety. But one game changed that; he went from hardly playing to in on every offensive snap.
There are a few things that can bring the town of Odessa, Texas together, football is one. Certain families aggrandize over the sport more than others. There is a direct contrast between the families of Boobie Miles and Brian Chavez. Boobie Miles’ uncle LV Miles always pushes Boobie at home and tries to live out his high school dreams of playing football, which he could not do because of segregation and the black school not having a football program at the time, whereas Brian pushes himself to succeed in both football and academics because he knows that there is life after high school football. Boobie Miles was passed through school not having to do any work, but after he was injured it seemed as though he did not matter anymore.