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    Drew commented on the post, My Name

    Dear Raniyah,
    I am interested in your animation/post because… You tell us more about your personal life, and the things that have driven you to become the person you are today.

    One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I never really had a problem with my name, until I started thinking about it a million times.” I think this is int…Read More

  • Dear Rosa:
    I am Intrigued by your post, “Movie popcorn at home?,” because… It’s a topic I would have never thought of. It’s something new and gave me a true perspective of how these farmers are dealing and are storing popcorn.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Many movie theaters have been closed for months—and the popcorn i…Read More

  • Dear Ocean :
    I am excited by your post, “One of us is Next” because… Of the idea that there is this imposter daring others to do things, and no one knows who it is.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “After this part of the One of us is next most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this One of us is n…Read More

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    Poems By Langston Hughes

    Recently, I read Selected Poems, by Langston Hughes.  I relished the thought of the ingeniousness Langston uses in his poems. This book gives me a sense of all the ideas that ran through his mind, his creativity.  This book only contained...

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    • Drew: I am so glad that you found the poetry of Langston Hughes. When we find a poet and some of that poet’s lines, other things in our culture open up for us. Like when we read a play called “A Raisin the Sun” we can see the allusion that is being made to Hughes poetry that makes a suggestion of what happens to a dream. When we read a poem like “I, too, am America” we can see how the poet uses his, her, or their artistry to respond to the culture. In this poem, Hughes goes toe-to-toe with America’s bard, Walt Whitman to make a claim on his place in the country. Keep reading, Drew.

      Mr. Hankins from Room 407 in Southern Indiana (SIlver Creek High School)

    • This reply is really good and Langston Hughes poems and book is a big thing in black history.

  • Dear Maddie:

    I am “pleased” by your post ““Don’t You (Forget About Me)”” because of it’s hidden idea for empathy towards another/empathy in general. Especially when you use the iconic movie, The Breakfast Club.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The “popular girl,” “the basket case,” “the geek,” “the bad boy,” and “the…Read More

  • Dear Paige:

    I am impressed/dazzled by your post, “Empathy for Social Media Influencers,” because of the way you put this ideas into words. I don’t know if you are a influencer, but this idea of being “portrayed online”, was very powerful.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “They post many things about who they are onlin…Read More

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    Drew commented on the post, My Life so far…

    Dear Sadiel,

    I am intrigued by your post because… You share family background (not tryna be weird, I just think it’s cool), some of your favorite things to do. And I am also from the Dominican Republic.

    One thing you said that stands out for me is: “ My grandfather stayed in the D.R. for a little longer but then joined them.” I think this…Read More

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    The Harlem Renaissance

    (Since this story doesn’t revolve around one person, I thought I would create the protagonist as a whole. Basically making the “protagonist” all the African Americans involved in this change.) African Americans are the protagonist in this book, they have...

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    The Harlem Renaissance By: Veronica Chambers

    (Since this story doesn’t revolve around one person, I thought I would create the protagonist as a whole. Basically making the “protagonist” all the African Americans involved in this change.)  African Americans are the dynamic characters. Their archetype changes over...

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    • Dear Drew,
      I am fascinated by your post about the Harlem Renaissance because of the way you portrayed the city of Harlem and the beautiful cultural era that characterizes it. The image complements the vivid and mesmerizing imagery in your account, and the strength and artfulness of your language gives light to the power behind the people of the Renaissance.
      Something that stands out to me in particular is your takeaway: For perhaps the first time in American history, African Americans were able to see themselves as inheritors of an ancient culture that was rich and more varied than many could have imagined. I think this sentence is absolutely essential to the passage and could not be omitted without taking away from the purpose—yours as an author as well as the heroes of the Renaissance. But more than that, it rightfully enforces the time as a recognition of culture that was long there already, one that was currently in a roar of creativity and illumination renewed and that would call for further acknowledgement in the years ahead.
      Your post reminds me of the fascination I’ve developed over the years with the city of New Orleans. From art, books, articles, shows, and the like, the history of New Orleans and the cultural bones of its structure seem like a hub of creativity and stories both told and untold. It gives me the sense of a place of immeasurable timelessness, one that has retained every memory and sound and being that has passed through. Past the mayhem of Bourbon Street and the inner city, moreover, the people to be influenced by there seem endless in supply.
      Thank you for your project, and I look forward to reading what you write next because I love the animation and meaning your language holds. Especially if you write something in follow up or in comparable fashion to this post, I’ll anticipate seeing it. I appreciate your reach into the culture-oriented history of a city I haven’t learned enough about.
      Sincerely,
      Hannah

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    Drew is feeling Determined

    I’m on page 35 of The Harlem Renaissance by Veronica Chambers. The last couple of pages made me feel a bit of a rise in “power” because many African Americans are taking it upon themselves (rather than sitting down and letting them win.) to help fix their situation and get passed the assumption that there anything other than worthy of Caucasian…Read More

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    Drew is feeling Determined

    I’m on page 16 of The Harlem Renaissance by Veronica Chambers. The last couple of pages made me feel optimistic and contemptuous because many African Americans are still suffering from caucasian Americans “authority”, like they own us specifically. But optimistic because people are fighting past these expectations/”rules” (in the book). Also…Read More

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  • We find out Bella’s mom came to the hospital to check up on her but Bella becomes worried because she “doesn’t have her story straight” thinking she won’t know what lie to come up with when her mom asks her what happened. But Edward reassures her that he took care of it and not to stress. She’ll just hurt herself even more.

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    Drew is celebrating The End Of The Book

    I’m on the last chapter of Twilight. Page 458 24. An Impasse. I’m glad that all is well with Bella and she is know in the hospital recovering from James’s attack. With Edward.

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    My POV Of First Twilight Book

    Recently, I read Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer. I appreciated the allure of darkness, kind of like the “light meets the dark”, “sun and moon” or an “eclipse” this book portrays, I say this because of the mystery vibe and...

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    • Hi Drew,

      Your summary of Twilight is very detailed and goes over the events of the book very well. I thought it was very interesting how you said “It’s a Person v. Person type of conflict that’s driving this story (…) because throughout the book it was the coming together of two completely unlike lovers”. While I agree that the conflict is Person versus Person, I would maybe consider that it is between different characters. Bella and Edward, despite having tension and arguments, they are still on the same side and unite against the antagonist, James.

      I really enjoyed how you fleshed out why the setting is important in this story. From signaling Bella’s new life to providing a secretive and gloomy environment that is ideal for the Cullens’ family, Forks is vital to the characters of Twilight.

    • I really appreciated how you were very detailed about this book!

    • You were super detailed, and were even using writing techniques like metaphors and similes. Good job!

    • Hi Drew,
      I had really wanted to read this book and this was very detailed response. One thing that stood out to me was “She was the one. The one that would change everything. Human and all.” Because it leaves you with a good clifhanger for the other books.

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    The hidden truth, Twilight

    So far, the story starts with Bella and how she’s fitting into a new “world” , That's when she spots Edward and his family wanting to know more about them. Soon they become more acquainted when Edward saves Bella...

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