• The book Street Life is a book about Victor Rios, a Mexican kid who grew up in poverty in Oakland and joining gang life and doing the criminal activity to changing his life around and became a different person who

  • In 20 years, I want to retire from professional football with lots of money;  I don’t want to be working I want people to work for me, be my own boss and start my own business. I would like to inspire the kids

    • Dear Quinton :
      I am inspired with your post, “My life in 20 years,” because… you speak about what you want to do in your future. Also, you write about being a football player and how once you retire you have an after plan by opening up your own business.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ I would hope my mom and dad are out of jail. I want to be happy with all my family home at once.” I think this is enthusiactic because… he tries to have a good future without having his parents next to him for support. Also, he´s trying to believe that he can go pro and hopefully meet up with his family and everyone be in the same page.
      Another sentence that I felt amazed by was: “I would like to inspire the kids giving back to them.” This stood out for me because… he’s saying that he wants to give back to the community that he came from. Also, Quinton is saying that he would like to inspire the kids that are around him or those kids who are going through a rough time.
      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time… I was thinking that I was going to go pro. Also, my mom is struggling about how she can’t be the only one working and paying bills. I’m willing to try to go pro and give her money for anything she wants. Another thing is that I was raised without a father or even a father figure so it’s been hard on my siblings and my mom.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… it reaches out to me and inspires me. Also, I like how your not only thinking about yourself but about your family and your community.

  • Animal testing is necessary to develop new medicines because the scientist and doctors can see how effective the medicine is. I think it would be better for them to use it on animals than humans because animals

  • Dear Nathan :
    I am happy by your post, “Lock Em Up and Throw Away the Key,” because it talks about people and jail who don’t belong there and how the population of people that are in jails has increased over the years.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This idea has not helped our country or anyone affected by these polic…[Read more]

  • Dear Leo :
    I am happy by your Post, “Clementine & Michael Modern Romeo & Juliet Story,” because it’s like the Romeo and Juliet story, but it’s a lot shorter, and it takes place in Oakland.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Clementine is from East Oakland and her family doesn’t like North Oakland families because they are fightin…[Read more]

  • Dear Omar:
    I am surprised by your poem, “Khalil’s court case,” because they let another police who killed an innocent unarmed black male. I feel it’s unfair because they police just shooting to kill because people look suspicious.
    A few lines from your poem that stands out to me is: “Killed him because he looked suspicious
    But also because h…[Read more]

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