Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissinger, follows the Permian Panthers, a successful high school football team in Texas, while they do everything in their power to win the state championship. Near the beginning of the book, we learn about the star running back on the Panthers, Boobie Miles, and how he has college coaches all over the state who are offering him scholarships to come and play for them. Unfortunately for both Boobie and Permian, Miles injures his knee before the season even starts which forces the team to fall back on the second string running back. Boobie’s knee injury was not the only thing that bothered him, he deals with a lot of racial discrimination also. “The black population in Odessa was quite small- about 5 percent” (102). This meant Boobie was surrounded by white people all day and most of the people tried
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.
He sees African American youths finding the points of confinement put on them by a supremacist society at the exact instant when they are finding their capacities. The narrator talks about his association with his more youthful sibling, Sonny. That relationship has traveled
There is one more person in the book that play a major role as well as celie and nettie and alphonso. The Minister Because he is the real reason that nettie gets marry to the guy Alphonso, he arranged for the wedding to happen in the first place. There is a true theme behind this book and it’s the will to fight when the odds are against you ,so you have to keep on fighting to get strong in the life that you have or you may face. The book is basically telling a young Black African American that you can survive in this world she is saying that “If i can do it than you can to”. Then to Introduce the antagonist in the book Harpo is the mean father of the children and he doesn’t approve of nettie getting married to Alfonso.
The story starts off dealing with poverty. Oscar Grant has lost his job due to being repeatedly late to work. He realizes that there are implications to being unemployed. He has various obligations including a daughter and it seems a sister who he feels obliged to help out.
The novel follows Stevie an eleven year old girl who lives in Southside Chicago throughout her middle and high school years. Stevie goes through the social pressure of her peers and family to tell her how to act, think, and look. Slowly throughout
It talks about loneliness, desperation and confusion that anyone who has no guide to ease them into the world goes through. It also talks greatly about the human mind’s ability to repress the memories that it finds too traumatic to deal with. The plot starts out simple, an unnamed protagonist attending a funeral in his childhood hometown. He then visits the home that he and his sister grew up in, bringing back memories of a little girl named Lettie Hempstock who lived at the end of the lane, in the Hempstocks’ farmhouse, with her mother and grandmother.
Over the summer I read about a person who was a really good track star and served in World War II. Written by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken is a non-fiction World War II story about a young man named Louis Zamperini. The story takes place in the pacific islands and Japan during World War II Louis grew up as a restless and naughty boy, but then became a good and famous track star before getting drafted into the second world war. Louis faces the challenge of surviving on his own and enduring cruelty against Japanese leaders as a prisoner of war.
One of my favorite things about this book is that it is based on a true crime and at the end of the book there is the kid’s poem about Christopher which is very touching. The book had many good parts to it. The only thing I didn’t like about this is that it actually was based on a true story, and it’s sad to learn that the nice kid was murdered. Another favorite part of mine was when Doc, Hunger, Mildred, Squib and Hazel went on a mission to dump a barrel of animal poop on a guy’s car, which Doc and Hunger did all the work and they even dumped some inside the car. “Now, let’s shake it.
This appeared to be their way of life since the community did not offer any employment opportunities after the plantations were closed. People started to engage in criminal activities which lead to their incarceration. In Lalee’s household alone, three men were in jail. Redman and Granny’s fathers were serving time and Lalee’ son was in and out of jail. They often talked about the criminal justice system because their love ones were within that system.
The novel’s protagonist, Janie Crawford, a woman who dreamt of love, was on a journey to establish her voice and shape her own identity. She lived with Nanny, her grandmother, in a community inhabited by black and white people. This community only served as an antagonist to Janie, because she did not fit into the society in any respect. Race played a large factor in Janie being an outcast, because she was black, but had lighter skin than all other black people due to having a Caucasian ancestry.
This book is the best way to show that not all black people are thugs and that not all white people are rednecks. That is why I think that this book should be taught in schools and that at the very minimum that they teach the clean version. Preferably I would teach the old version to teach that racism is not born but picked up. The best way to end it is to start them out by saying that these words are bad and that you should not use these words outside of the book.
Overall the book is very thorough, asking the tough questions (Is Jim Crow alive and well in America?) and trying to find a common solution. The main focus of the book is to provide a broad range of subjects involving race and to go in depth with each to outline the problem and the solution. There is extensive legal research throughout the book to back up the authors’ claims. The best aspect of the book is that is gives both perspectives behind every issue so that the readers can make the decision for
It has so much combinations of wonderful characters, principles, moments, scenes, and words. One thing that I also liked about the story was the little facts that was mentioned about the bees. The bees actually played an important part of the book because almost all of the main characters and Lily’s situations can be compared to one of the bees who go and collect honeys. Bees also do work or do chores just like what humans do. My favorite part of the book is when it showed forgiveness at the end of the of the story when Lily and her father talked, and also when she stays at Tiburon with the Boatwrights family because she finally has mothers that will take care and love