Book Report #4 The book I read this quarter was Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood. Its Lexile level is 680. This book is about a 11-year old girl named Gloriana Hemphill, who now comprehends how much racism is a problem in her hometown in Mississippi in 1963.
The battle for equality has been a problem for many years. Many people have strived for many changes throughout history, which directly and indirectly changed how people treat each other. As people strive towards equality, more struggles with reference to sexism, ableism, and racism awaits. The novel takes place in the 1930s, the Great Depression. The Great Depression is the worst economic downfall in U.S. history.
I chose to read The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. The reason why I chose to read this book was because I find the Civil Rights Movement to be a very interesting topic to learn about. I enjoy reading historical fiction books because it is very cool to see the story from someone's point of view. I also decided to read this book because when I was younger I enjoyed reading books from the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis and I figured that since this was from the point of view of a younger person close to my age, but it was a little longer and a higher grade level, that it was a step above that series and those are some of the reasons I chose to read The Watsons go to Birmingham.
The problem is more than race, it is about how humans treat other humans and how little respect we give to those we deem lower than us. The author used the characters to show that the desire to be superior among others goes further than race. She also used a real tragedy, the murder of the NAACP Field Secretary, which allows readers to connect the novel to real life and making the novel more compelling. These key issues make the readers think deeper, allows the novel to surpass others like it, and connect to many human interactions even in today’s
From the book I have learned the history of the KKK, other knight groups, their way of living, and their way of thinking. I have also learned how somebody can be a regular old citizen in our community, but is a part of a hate group and believes that Blacks, Latinos, Asians, people from the LGBT community, and Jews are the enemy. Not only are these groups are more than relevant all over the country, but there are young children who will keep these groups alive. The children will be corrupted into thinking that racial hate is normal way to think and will follow the footsteps into their parents. This book very much shows how the Neo-Nazis, racist skinheads, white nationalist, and other groups want a white dominated nation.
Discrimination is a widely known problem faced in society today, affecting thousands of people mentally and emotionally. In the 2013 published novel, Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese, Saul Indian Horse encounters several day to day racist comments and discrimination as he first steps into the hockey rink. Throughout the novel, Wagamese teaches the readers, that racial discrimination can abuse and affect one into either gaining a ruthless and tempered behaviour, or pushing them to a psychological state of mental torture and isolation. In the duration of all this, Saul must prove himself to be mentally and emotionally strong, as he is first exposed to the substantial amount of racial discrimination made by the domination of white people in his
The book I read was called Fever 1793 and here is my book summary. This book is about a teenage girl named Mattie Cook. it all starts off on August 16, 1973 Mattie's family runs a little coffee shop in Philadelphia. there has been an outbreak of yellow fever in philadelphia all the sudden. the first person Maddie knows that gets yellow fever is one of the workers in the shop whose name was Polly, shortly after Polly dies. This really shakes Maddie up. a little while later Maddie's mother is Diagnosed with Yellow fever. Maddie's mother insist that she go away so that she doesn't fall ill with yellow fever also. So another to To make her mother happy her and her grandfather decide to leave. On their way out make it stopped by to town guards
After lunch they went back to the church , it was on fire. While pulling up, Ponyboy overheard how a bunch snuck into the church before it set flames. Jonny and Ponyboy knew it was their fault, so they jumped out of the car and bolted into the church. As Ponyboy was getting the last kid out of the window, the roof started to cave in while Jonny was still inside. Jonny had a broken back, sever burns and ended up
The film starts out with an African American man walking in the suburbs. He sees a car and is frightened. A person in a hood strangles him from behind and kidnaps him. This illustrates the fear African Americans have in a white society. The movie then fasts forwards to New York City and turns the focus on Chris who is a successful young photographer.
When they decide to take a trip down to Alabama, they do not expect all these segregation policies that they face and become highly impacted. The Watson’s change throughout the historical fiction novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, which is a good example of an allegory because the events in the story often seem symbolic to the events involving civil rights in the United States. The Watson’s and America have to overcome the struggle of racism. The Watson’s change because of the 16th Street Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. For example, Kenny started hiding behind the couch in hope for something to save him from his thoughts.
The most prominent theme in the book Bifocal by Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters is racism. We see cases of racism in in many chapters of the book. One of them was when the football team egged Haroon's house. Characters are always discussing the topic of racism and the affects of it. There are people like Kevin, who are the ones being racist.
The Weird Watsons live in Flint, Michigan where the kids all go to Clark Elementary. Byron is in the sixth grade and he 's the king of Clark (read, The Bully everyone is afraid of). Kenny, our narrator, is in the fourth grade, and their little sister Joetta (Joey) is in kindergarten. Kenny gets picked on by the bullies at school, especially Larry Dunn, king of the fourth grade.
The theme of marginalization in society and how it has impacted on people’s lives is a significant theme for all. Marginalization is where a certain group of people are treated differently than others due to their race, gender or beliefs. The marginalized are not usually considered “main stream”, which means to have the power in society, and thus have no say in how you are treated. We see this theme in four texts, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Robert Mulligan (1962), The Test by Angelica Gibbs and The Worn Path by Eudora Welty. Each of my selected texts has a character who is marginalized (Crooks & Tom Robinson & Marian & Phoenix Jackson) and is considered not part of the mainstream of society, consequently
In “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” the kids are upset society. In the play “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” the theme is courage because the Watson kids march illegally. The reason they did that is because, Alabama had specific rules about what race could do what, and the Watsons along