The Part- Time Indian The book, The Part- Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, is a book that school should keep encouraging students to read this because students should learn about American-Indians, the student can relate to it, and it shows how to help people to work together. Sometimes students are not aware of what American-Indians have gone through in American history. Indians were exposed to horrible fighting and were kicked out of their reservations because new settlers wanted to take over. Many were killed and taken from their settlements. An example from the book is when Junior punched Roger in the face.
The excerpts from Dick Gregory's novel were very inspirational. When he was young he felt embarrassed for being poor and his teacher was cruel. When he grew up, despite being a well known athlete, he still had to negotiate for rights that everyone else took for granted. I learned how traumatizing it can be for someone to grow up in this hostile environment. It was surprising and disturbing to see how much racism and poverty affected him as a child.
The Burns family is the first Black family I met in the ward. Albert Burns Junior was cool because he had swagger, as is the contemporary way to address it, though my acumen for slang is less than impressive. Albert Junior was like Dexter, cool; however, his cool manifested itself differently in my estimation—and it is my estimation as I am he who relates this tale. Adulation radiated from me towards Albert because he grew up in the church with both parents, and I wanted that. So, I watched him—errantly assuming that through scientific observation I could glean how to achieve a nuclear family as desirable as the Burns family.
Seven years ago, I sold my soul to the notorious Rick Riordan. I was lying awake in the late-night hours, huddled under the covers with the first installment of The 39 Clues series, The Maze of Bone. My mother always warned me about the dangers of reading in the dark, but I never listened. My naturally curious mind engulfed itself into the black-inked pages, but what I experienced was far beyond what I have ever felt before. I was immediately swarmed by overwhelming currents of dialogues and metaphors.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. Dies in NASCAR Race Dale Earnhardt Sr. once said, “You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.” Dale Earnhardt Sr. had a lot of good moments during his NASCAR career. February 18th, 2001 is the most important date in history because Dale Earnhardt Sr. passed away while finishing his last lap at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race. A lot of people were heart broken by the devastating news, especially the people in the stands who witnessed the crash.
At the age of 6, my mother informed my siblings and I that we would be moving from Alaska to Washington. In the beginning, we were all drawn with sadness due to having to leave the place we called home, our family, and friends that we had made. My mother had told us it was for the better, we would be better able to thrive in Washington. At the time my father had work hours on end, while my mother was at home watching the kids. The job that my father had paid well, but required that he constantly works.
It takes one time Being the child of an addict is terrifying! You never know how and why it started. And you always wonder if it was you the one that caused it. After you find out you always wonder if he is going to go back to his old habits.
I wake up in a hospital bed, covered in a white sheet and a few tubes stick out of my arm. The aroma of wildflowers is strong. A machine to my right beeps three times before a nurse walks in. She carries a clipboard and smiles. Her long white lab coat slightly sways as she advances toward me.
My hands became clammy and my heart started racing. I did not want to believe the words coming out of my mother’s lips, “His kidney failed three weeks after the operation, he is dead”. I was just 5 years old and I felt like there was no purpose to live. My father was everything to me. I already missed his genuine kindness, the way his smile formed whenever he talked to me about life, and the times where we had father-son time at the airport, watching airplanes fly.
Rationale Written task one is centered on “The Great Gatsby”, a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the way we, as readers, understand the language, literature and context of the piece. I have chosen to focus my written task on the final chapters of the book, 7 and 8. During this part of the book, we’re faced with Myrtle’s and Gatsby’s murders as well as Wilson’s suicide. My task is based on these events and will be written in the perspective of George Wilson through a police, investigation.