• Recently i read “to kill a mockingbird” by harper lee. I think this book was really motivating to read. I say this because each section leaves us wanting to know what will happen next. It is very scary to see

    • Hi Fatumata,

      I really enjoyed your post! I would agree that Atticus is the protagonist in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” However, I would argue that slavery is still intense. I think that in Alabama after the Civil War the issue was more equality. I think there was unfairness and Tom was certainly treated differently because of his skin color. I think that if Tom were white then he maybe would not have been convicted or I think that there would have been more of an investigation.

      Sydney Stephens

  • It was pretty exciting recording this scene of the play “To kill a mockingbird”. It was very tough at first and we had to keep re-doing the recording over and over again but, later we finally got it. I lea

  • Loreanny , thanks for commenting , i really appreciate the thought and time you took comment on my post

  • hi Angelina, thanks for this thoughtful comment , you seem really kind and i appreciate the thought and time you took to comment on my post

  • hi , George , i really appreciate your comment, thanks for being so kind and thoughtful. i am looking foward to posting new info about me and i hope ya’ll like it

  • Mr.Ewell, the antagonist in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, has a few traits that influence his relationship with others. One, he is really cruel, Two he is very foolish. Three he is a coward and a l

    • Fatumata,
      To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my absolute favorite books. It really shows the ugliness of some of America’s history while blending it with the compassion of Atticus and innocence of his children. It is really interesting doing character analyses on characters, specifically in this book. The characters in this book show some of the base human traits that lead us down a path of hate or acceptance.

    • Fatumata,
      I think it is great you chose To Kill a Mockingbird to analyze the characters. There are so many different types of characters in this book and it does a great job of showing some of the kinds of people we have had in our society.

    • Fatumata, I really enjoyed how deep your analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird is in this essay. It is one of my favorites, and your study of this character is very comprehensive. I think it is very interesting how you took his behavior and used it to show the sense of danger he gives to the other characters in the novel.

    • Fatumata, this was great that you did an analysis on To Kill A Mockingbird, you really described the characters really well. You described their traits well enough so that audience can have a feel about the characters before reading the book.

  • We choose this part of the  scene because we were curious of who” boo Radley” was. In this scene Jem and scout was explaining to dill, who boo Radley was. According to this scene Jem says “Judging from his tracks

  • I am still reading a book called To Kill a Mockingbird: A Screenplay, by Horton Foote, and I also started reading Harper Lee’s novel. So far the book has been great and i love it. It keeps on getting better and b

    • Hey Fatoumata, I’ve read this part of your story about ‘to Kill A Mockingbird”. This was a very interesting part to read. You’ve talked about how Mr. Ewell was very creepy and how Atticus’s children were scared of him. Also you’ve talked about how racism occurred in the play. I would love to read the next part of the story. Also i would love to show other people about it so they can be entertained. Reading this made me feel anxious about reading the next part.

  • I am currently reading a book called To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. it is totally amazing. I love the book because it is so interesting. It talks about how three children are curious, about this man and it

  • Dear Tahlia

    I am thrilled with your essay “My life made me good at standing up for what’s important”. I thought it was really emotional ,and amazing. I thought this because i know it must had been really hard speaking about your little brother, yet you did it anyways, this shows how brave you are!

    One sentence you wrote that stand out to me is…[Read more]

  • My name is Fatumata Diakite. I was born on May 31,2001. It is important to know that I’m such a independent woman. I don’t rely on anyone to do something for me. Whatever I do it is for me and

    • I love how passionate you are about your beliefs! Although my religion isn’t the same as yours, I still respect you for being so open and proud of it. It’s something that others tend to hide, so I love it when people will talk about their religion in such a joyful way. I also agree with what you said at the end, about being brave and not caring what others think. My siblings and I dealt with some level of bullying throughout our school years. And, it sucks but, you just need to put them behind you because they don’t know you as a person.

      Overall, I really liked how open you are throughout this. And although I can’t fully agree on the part where you love school, I definitely like history classes as well, haha.

    • Thank you so much for your thoughts Fatumata! Your story is so interesting, and its amazing to see someone so proud of their religion and accomplishments. The piece about bullying at the end really stood out to me. Its something that everyone can connect to and learn from, which is really important. You hear so many examples of ignorance and bullying in schools today, and its nice to see someone rise above it with pride. I look forward to reading more of your work!

    • Love the way you describe yourself as in independent women who is passionate about her religion and school. I’m happy to see young women be so proud of their religions even when others bully and say nasty things. Some people just don’t have nothing good going on and rather put others down but that’s not you and I’m happy for you. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Dear, Fatumata

      Hi, I really enjoyed your bio and how you are passionate and proud to be a muslim independent women . I was also very touched when you stared to talked about when you friend decided to drop out of school because I can relate to that to that as well. I also enjoyed how in your bio many people can connect and relate to it because many people are going through this. I am looking forward to all your new work.

      • hi Angelina, thanks for this thoughtful comment , you seem really kind and i appreciate the thought and time you took to comment on my post

    • I am Fascinated by, your bio, “You must stand up for yourself,” because of how well you are able to describe your life, it seems to be very interesting

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I am Muslim, which I’m most proud of” I think this is very good to say because in today’s world there is a lot of hatred towards Muslims and I really don’t know why. Also many try to hide there are Muslim as they are scared of people finding out, but you are proud of it and are no scared to show it with I an very happy to here

      Another sentence that I really liked was: “At that moment I say to myself let me live my best life and not worry about anything else.” This stood out for me because people don’t really look out for the positives in life, there always looking at the negative. Also it is interesting to see how dancing can impact you in such a way.

      Your bio reminds me of something that happened to me. One time my friend was getting bullied and he to wanted to not come to school. He barely can to school because he wanted to avoid getting bullied.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this bio really impacted the way i think about stuff and I hope your other writing do the same.

      • hi , George , i really appreciate your comment, thanks for being so kind and thoughtful. i am looking foward to posting new info about me and i hope ya’ll like it

    • I am touched on how you are proud to be muslim and how people need to speak up for them self. People now in days aren’t proud to be who they are and where they came from.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time i also have a friend that gets bullied and how she wants to drop of of school but she doesn’t know to stand up so the best way for her is dropping out. if you write more about how being a woman can be great and we have power you can change people thinking.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next time:)

    • Dear Fatumata, your story really stands out and is touching. You have gone through a lot of things and your just an inspiring person. You love your religion and passionate. This story should be hurd more and let it inspire others. on how to get through things and how it’ll help out. I can relate on moving, i’ve lived in a few states around the U.S such as Texas, Tennessee, Florida, and now NYC. NYC is a lot different then where I used to live but I got over it and adjusted.

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