I have started a new book by the name of Keeper by Mal Peet. From what I have read, I know that a little boy, coming from a very poor family/home, and with no skills whatsoever at the sport of soccer, grows up to
This book sounds like a really good book, it sounds like a very inspirational book that could probably lead many to do great things. I might have to read this book just to feel this type of inspiration, to work hard to achieve the “impossible.”
Dear Joanna, I strongly agree with your point of view. No one deserves to be treated harshly, and to be touched in a way that might even leave a scar 20 years later. Especially get hurt at a very young age, because some will have to go through therapy for years to come, and that’s no fun. There is a lot of factors put at risk when it comes t…[Read more]
I have been reading the book, Dying To Cross, and I am at the point where they have spent 2 hours in the back of the trailer. The only child, “Marco Antonio” of age 5, has already died due to the asphyxiation and
Dear Breanna, I am intrigued by your post because it states what people see, and then it goes back into what reality really is for the homeless and why they are there. I am now looking forward to reading a book similar to this situation.
Thanks for sharing this book. I haven’t read it but I am going to look for it.
I live near the border in Arizona, and it is true that many people die trying to get to America. Over 6000 people have died since the year 2000. Many die from things that shouldn’t really kill you like heat exhaustion, dehydration, cold, or minor medical conditions. The land here is very remote and dangerous.
I think that our government policies contribute to these deaths, which makes me sad. I am always looking for ways to speak out against these kinds of injustices.
For a few weeks, I have been reading the book “I will plant you a lilac tree.” This book tells the story of a young woman, Hannelore Wolff, that goes through very rough situations during the war. Including, sta
Monce- This was a very serious problem topic that came into play during WW2 which was in the 1940s. The book sounds very interesting but unfortunately this was not the case for many of the jews during the holocaust. But this was almost as worst as descriminaton got in the world. But as you said there are still inequality going on in the country today. Not only African Americans but also Muslims because of all the Muslim terrorists. This is a very serious religion because people are starting to become racist towards Muslims. This is not their fault as a religion it is very unfair for them to be treated like this and it is important that we get over this as a country. It will take time but we have to work together. But if you are writing about equality you should show examples of black and muslim inequality to make your stance stronger. This is a good start that I believe you can build upon!
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