In No Way Out, Waverly Duck examines an urban neighborhood referred to as Bristol Hill, where the drug trade is prevalent among the residents. Duck challenges the popular misconception that these communities characterized by the drug trade, crime, and violence are tumultuous areas with no social order. Duck argues that the residents of this community have created an interaction order that is a complex social organization that allows for survival in such dangerous conditions. For seven years, Duck lived on Lyford Street in Bristol Hill, and his theory is built on his personal experiences and information gathered from residents in this community. Through residents’ personal narratives of their experiences and detailed observations, Duck validates his theory and shows how social order exists in these communities.
AIDS is the world’s leading infectious killer. To date, the illness has killed approximately 25 million people around the world. In the memoir Breaking Night, Liz Murray wrote about her mother’s slavery to cocaine and how it lead to her contraction of the HIV/AIDS virus and eventually to her death. Her mother’s death was only one of the difficulties that plagued Liz’s life from birth to age 18, which was the amount of time spanned by the memoir. Homelessness, hunger, and [something else] were enemies of Liz in her youth, however, she managed to heroically turn her life around and conquer the obstacles standing between her and a better life. Breaking Night should be kept on the summer reading list because of it’s strong female protagonist who
Amy Archer-Gilligan was originally born Amy E. Duggan October 1868. Her parents James Duggan and Mary Kennedy had 10 children, Amy was the 8th. She grew up in Milton Connecticut and attended school at the Milton school. In 1890 she attended the New Britain Normal School. Apart from this very little known about Amy’s childhood, this partly has to do with the fact that she had many siblings and little documentation was kept at the time. After her schooling Amy married James Archer in 1897 and just a few months later had her daughter, Mary J. Archer in December 1897.
Imagine being outside and hearing the birds sing, but when you open your eyes all you can see are blurry figures. That is what it was like for Anne Sullivan, yet she still managed to teach a blind, deaf, and mute girl how to communicate with the world and as a result she is remembered as a great teacher. Listen carefully as I tell you about Anne Sullivan.
school he turns to drugs in light of the fact that he feels caught in Harlem, caught in school,
Ellen Hopkins’ Crank is an epic poem geared toward warning young people of the various consequences of using dangerous drugs. However important its message, it provides a single story, a stereotypical tale influenced by pop culture about addiction and the people it affects. In the poem, the heroine, Kristina Snow, gets addicted to methamphetamines, otherwise known as “crank”. Her life takes a downward turn that includes pregnancy and dropping out of school. The poem depicts just one experience with drug abuse and links it to what is perceived to be the most likely thing to happen if you get addicted to drugs, providing a false single story for the young people it targets. The stereotypical race of Kristina for the specific drug, the pregnancy,
“What the people want is very simple they want an America as good its promised. “Barbara’s parents were Arlyne and Benjamin she had two older sisters, Bernie and Rose Mary. Barbara was born on February 21, 1936.Barabra was a critized by her parents by not speaking correct English. They urged her to become a music director or a teacher, because they said that was only good for a black women at the time. Her sister did become a music teacher. Barbara Jordan, who is an expert in medicine, however, explained later that she thought about being pharmacist, a scientist. Barbara Jordan remains a remarkable inspiration to America and the world. She left a vision of America as a nation that stands for children, for justice and for freedom. The nation began to come together as one.
When the colonies were being established in the United States, there were struggles between white colonists and the Native Americans already living there. Mary Musgrove helped this improve this situation when Georgia was being founded in the seventeenth century. Her blended background gave her skills that helped her bridge both groups.
READER, the incredible tales of my life will come across as astonishing or unimaginable. Some might say the story is too farfetched from the truth. Don’t fret dear reader, this story I will tell you is completely truthful, and the descriptions revealed in this tale contains no lies. All of the accounts that I recall in this epic have happened to me throughout my life. The tales in my life might seem like a mythological fable to some. But there is nothing fictitious about this tragedy.
Connie Harrington was listening to a public radio program called Here & Now on Memorial Day when she happened to hear a story about a father remembering his son, killed in Afghanistan in 2006. He mentioned that he drove his son 's truck and he went on to describe the truck. Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was 30 when he was killed in action in 2006. The sergeant was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for trying to rescue a badly wounded comrade in Afghanistan. His patrol had come under a fierce attack, and Jared ran out three times into a wall of bullets and grenades. On his last attempt to save the private, he was killed. "That 's something I have to live with every day. ... [He] never gave up on anything, no matter what it was," Paul says of his son. "Your child
Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin, is a Magical Realism story of a young girl named Liz who must live on after she died so young. Magical Realism is characterized by six distinguishing traits. Magical Realism stories are characterized by an equal acceptance of ordinary and extraordinary, lyrical fantastic writing, an examination of the character of human existence, an implicit criticism of society, particularly the elite, and an acceptance of events contrary to the usual operating laws of the universe as natural, even remarkable which can be seen in authorial reticence and cultural hybridity. Each of these traits are what make a story a Magical Realism and what make Elsewhere a Magical Realism.
During the 18th century, one of the most notorious serial killers was a woman named Amelia Dyer. Till this day she’s known as “Angel Maker”, the worst serial killer that Britain has ever had. Within a span of 20 to 30 years, she killed about 400 babies. No one was sure why she did it, but when she was asked one day, she said “After I got a baby something seemed to say in my ear, “get rid of it””.
“ I stood up and started stirring the hot dogs again, I felt a blaze on my right side. I turned to see where it was coming from and realizing my dress was on fire.” (Part 2, p 5) She severely burns herself. I believe that Jeanette’s parents shouldn’t have let her cook hot dogs at such a young age. It could have. When Jeanette is four years old, the family moves to Las Vegas. They stay there for about a month. In Vegas, they lived in a motel. “ During the day, we went to the casinos, where dad said he had a sure-fire system for beating the house.”9(Part 2, p.19) Rex had made enough money to last the family for two months by cheating in Blackjack. The Walls family moves to an abandoned depot station. There, the kids are forced to sleep in boxes because they have no beds. However, they made fun out of it and when the parents went to go buy beds, they said not to. Thankfully, Rex gets a job in a mine. However, a few months later, he loses his job. The kids have to starve. They start to steal food form other kids’ lunches. When Rex loses his job, Rose Mary gets a job. She was a teacher and hated it. “ Mom said every morning “Why cant I do what I want to do” ” (Part 2, P 46) Despite the fact that Rose Mary was working, and they finally had food in their fridge, they always ran out of money. The parents didn’t know how to manage money. Rose Mary had the chance to inherit an expensive house from Granny Smith. Granny Smith
According to Maiese (2003), “We typically think that all people have some basic human rights that should not be violated. Innocent people should not be murdered, raped, or tortured.” the mere fact that someone is human is often enough for the average person to treat said human with some degree of empathy and respect. During periods of prolonged conflict between one person, group, nation, etc… each party involved will try to mentally distance themselves from the other. It is incredibly difficult to be cruel to someone or something that you see as equal to yourself, so during periods of prolonged conflict, each group will build an image of their enemy that is noticeably less human than their real-life counterpart. This effect is called dehumanization,
Living in the outskirts of Lexington, Kentucky, the Applebee’s enjoy their rural, serene lifestyle based upon the fruits of their labor. The family consists of four main members, living in a lower-middle class, white agrarian household. The mother and the head of household, Sally, has three children: identical-twin boys, named Huck and Billy-Bob as well as a daughter, named Mary-Ann. Being a single mother, Sally struggled her whole life in order to take care of her family, providing an absurd amount of hard work in order to support and care for her livelihood. The story of the Applebees is one that represents the pursuit of happiness as each family member lives vicariously through the support of one another. Thus, the story begins with the