All her life she manages the best she can for her kids. She feels pity for her Maggie, who is very shy. Maggie experienced a traumatic event that her scars made her unconfident and unable to make any eye contact. Her sister Dee, on the contrary, is educated and confident. Mama with the help of the community did everything possible to raise money and send her to school.
I enjoyed reading this novel because it’s about a woman, Frances Ann Benedetto, who was abused, physically, emotionally and sexually, by her husband, Bobby Benedetto. This book is about her struggle of fleeing with her 10-year-old son, Robert Anthony Benedetto, who knows nothing of this abuse because his parents always tell him that her injuries are accidents. It also gives you a fitting example of how domestic abuse impacts you and the people around you. I chose this book because when I read the back I was intrigued as to what would happen to Fran and Robert. At the start of the book Fran has already fled with her son from her husband who is a police officer.
Katherine Paterson, the author of many famous books, delighted us with “The Great Gilly Hopkins”. A book that talks about a small foster child who has to move around foster homes, but Gilly is no saint; she is a strong girl with attitude problems who tries to show a tough exterior; but deep down what she really wants is for her mother to care for her and take it to live with her. The Great Gilly Hopkins is a book full of feelings; speaking about what an eleven-year-old girl is experiencing every time she has to move from home to home, explaining to the reader the reasons why she has become that way. The author, Katherine Paterson explored the mind of a troubled girl. And with the limited omniscient point of view you can read what Gilly is
She spent her time as a teenager trying to control her harsh temper as to not hurt the ones she loves. The author depicts this internal struggle when Jo goes to her mother for help saying, “It’s my dreadful temper! I try to cure it; I think I have and then it breaks out worse than ever” (Alcott 100). As the story progresses, both her and her mother notice improvements and are quite proud. Later in the story she fights with Laurie on the grounds that at this point in her life, she is independent and feels as if she doesn’t need or want love whatsoever.
Katniss learns how to be more selfless and not let coming from district 12 define who she is and what she can do. Katniss is a strong, force,and selfless charter who the readers can see a little bit of themselves in her as she develops through the story. The readers also strive to be a little bit more like Katniss everyday because she has the strength and willpower to complete any task that she puts her mind too. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is an amazing book for readers of all
It moves the reader’s inner conscience as the novel revolves through wars, struggle between the family members and starvation. The story starts with Mariam Jo’s introduction as a five year old girl, who eagerly waits for her father, Jalil Khan, who visits her only on every Thursday. Her only companion was her mother Nana, who was molested in the hands of Jalil Khan and decided to lead a secluded life away from the prying eyes. Nana hates her distressful life and shows her agony by calling Mariam as harami, though the girl doesn’t understand the meaning of it. Even though she wasn’t the legitimate heir as her nine siblings, Jalil was a true hero in her eyes as she was always happy with him.
Ben’s Mother never gives up on Ben’s education because she knows and learned from her own mistakes. She doesn 't want Ben to follow her footsteps, so Ben’s Mother makes it her life goal to make Ben treasure his education. She makes him treasure the education because she only has a third grade education and it came and bit her in the butt. Ben’s mother makes Ben education better by making him read 2 books each week and write a book report about it, But the thing is Ben’s mother doesn 't even know how to read. The result from Ben and his mother hard work payed off, when Ben got into a great college and later on became a famous world wide surgeon.
Also melody is one of the smartest characters in the book and because Mrs. Billups chooses not to acknowledge that show she doesn't accept her. Just because the can’t walk, talk, or look different on the outside, doesn’t mean they aren't smart on the inside. Catherine melody’s aid from school realizes she not different and that she is very smart but some kids make fun of her for it. When Catherine says “what your body looks like has nothing to do with how your brain works” (page 152). That people like Catherine learn to accept her for who she is and realizes that she’s not that different after all.
Bridge to Terabithia Good day Mrs .. and class My Topic for discussion today is on “Bridge to Terabithia”written by Katherine Paterson… one of the most classic books you may ever read about Friendship, Imagination and Loss! Bridge to Terabithia is inspired by a true story of the author 's son and his best friend. In the second grade, Paterson 's son, David, became best friends with a girl named Lisa, who was tragically killed when she was struck by lightning. Paterson found herself being unable to explain the loss to her son and ended up writing Bridge to Terabithia. Katherine Paterson wrote the book to try to make sense out of a tragedy that seemed senseless!!
Twyla's mother also told her bad things about people from Roberta's race. But after spending sometimes together, they were closer because they had similarities. In reality, they were the only girls having bad grades, they had their parents alive, and they were afraid from the "gar-girls" living on the "second floor". Their relationship remained safe at the shelter until Roberta
This book will make kids feel sad, happy, and excited for the main character Paco. The things Paco goes through in this book are things similar to the things kids that get adopted or put into foster care goes through. The lesson in this book is that no matter how happy you think you are, having a group of people who support you will always make you happier. This is important because some second graders who were adopted go through some tough times and think that they only need themselves. This book is for second graders, these students appreciate having a family who loves them.
This year I tutored middle school students. I contributed by always managing to make it whenever I didn’t work and by helping students do their best. My goals last semester was for us to communicate better, we had trouble communicating with the teacher. As a group we didn’t really feel acquainted to her and it was hard for us to communicate. This was one of our challenges because she wasn’t the best person to talk to.
The memoir has a linear structure, going chronologically through her life. I felt like I was definitely more interested in her story as it went farther along, however there was never a spot where I wanted to stop reading. Her teenage years and on were quite gripping, seeing her coming into her own as a young woman while trying to keep the family together emotionally and economically. I cringed at times, and at others I was truly inspired by her unconditional love for her family even when they treated her so poorly. As the reader you can really see the strength she gained as a child and it inspires.