7) I can imagine myself re-reading this book again in 10 years because this book is amazing and it is perfect for teenagers and young adult readers. This book is griping and beautifully written. When reading this book you get thrown into the apocalyptic setting. I would recommend this book to my friends because I loved it and all the other books in the series. It’s just great.
I am aware of a poor situation that thousands of people are facing. An everyday necessity that is right at my fingertips is not as easily accessible to others. They have to travel great distances to reach what they hope to be clean water, but then again, they do not really have a choice. Water is a necessity. I would definitely recommend this book to others, mainly, because I could not put the book down. I wanted to know what happened next: did they get to the area safely? Did the rebels strike again? Did the supplies make it there so they can fix the well? I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. One of the great strengths of the book is his writing and the format of the book. He writes very well and clearly, he was quite funny at parts as well. He also shifted between writing and emails that he had sent while in the desert. It is an easy read, but it has a very strong message. He saved himself from a life of alcoholism and playing gigs and bartending for the rest of his. He saved others by providing them clean drinking water. Some of the weaknesses would depend on one’s moral values. He bribed a lot of people, he did things illegally, and he helped the rebels. This may not bother some people, while it can definitely affect others and how they feel about the situation. Lastly, this book definitely helped readers to become more knowledgeable of the field. It talked about the struggles faced,
I interviewed a beautiful and courageous woman, of African descent. Born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia on May 20, 1969. In addition, she has one biological brother and three step siblings. Currently she resides in Loganville, Georgia, where she lives with her two children. By the same token, she and her husband been married for twenty-one years to her loving high school sweetheart husband. Due to unfortunate circumstances, she lost her husband in the line of duty. Causing her to become a widow, continuing to survive life without her husband. When I conducted this interview, had one topic in mind that I wanted to learn more about her life as an immigrant and how did influence her life.
When one reads a book or article, conflict, setting, and point of view are critical to understand what they're reading. “I Survived, Hurricane Katrina, 2005”, by Lauren Tarshis is a fiction book based on the event of Hurricane Katrina. The novel is about a young boy who lost his family, and is trying to survive. The nonfiction resource “Hurricane Katrina Coverage for Central Alabama” by the National Weather Service is also about Hurricane Katrina but, the author took a different way of writing it. The website basically summarizes Hurricane Katrina and the damage effects of it. Hurricane Katrina was a serious event, and both of these resources helped inform everybody about it but, took very different approaches while doing it, both, the nonfiction
In the book, I Survived Hurricane Katrina a boy and his family struggle to survive Hurricane Katrina.The boy is split from his family and has to depend on himself, as well as the people around.The author's purpose of writing that book is to educate about what happened in hurricane katrina.This book kind of did change me because it made me more aware on the topic of hurricanes, and the destruction that it causes.
In the novel, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, the main character, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, is an immigrant of Syria who stays in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and is arrested due to the suspicion of looting, but really is arrested because of his race and how he looks. Zeitoun’s faith and loyalty to his community and home is tested through the many obstacles of Hurricane Katrina and including his religion, racism, and his very own dignity. The author, Dave Eggers who is also the speaker in novel, proves all examples of Zeitoun’s challenges credibly in the text.
There are man people that think this book is amazing and there are people that think this book is just not educational they say it brings back the past of things that don't happen any more. I think this book is a good book and explains the things that matter. The book basically show how blacks were treated back in the bay. It gives great examples of how life was back then and on how many people view black not just one opinion.
A good way the book was presented was the fact it all happened within fifty four minutes, and the reader knows as some of the minutes pass. It was also presented out of four different eyes. This is both good and bad to me. I think it’s good because it shows how everyone is feeling in their own perspectives throughout the shooting. I also think it’s bad because it tends to get confusing, and it’s hard to keep it all in order. The clarity of the events get scrambled, but I think that was a way she wanted to write it because everyone felt so scrambled, and so were the thoughts they had. One thing I really enjoyed in the book was the fact that the language was a typical teenage language. It would be something my friends and I would say. It makes you really connect with the book. I think the authors attitude towards the subject is serious, she wants to show her readers how much of a problem this is and how important it is in today’s society. Nobody ever writes about the negative part of the world, and she did exactly that in a respectful way. I think the connection to the authors treatment to the subject was the research she did really helped her keep the book interesting, but also she wanted to remain respectful for those who actually have been involved in a tragic event like the one in the book. She treated the subject like she had been through it. The author made it feel like I have been through it, and that
Book Review: Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by
In my view this is a very worthy source of historical information and argumentation of work. It shows us all that blacks had to go through to survive. As well as how much they suffered. All blacks worked for where the whites which they were always mistreated, not payed enough. They were poor and had lots of family to feed. Many of the kids like Essie Mae had to work for a very low pay but it helped them not starve. It made us see later in the book of all the killings of blacks that were happening. They were all too afraid to speak up and do something about it, but not Essie Mae. During her time trying to help out and win blacks their freedom a lot happened that is still talked about today.
The 21st century for America so far includes two major disasters, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. David Eggers documents the Zeitoun’s struggles during Hurricane Katrina in his book Zeitoun. Choosing specific details, Egger’s purpose is to juxtapose Zeitoun’s humanity before and during Katrina to the cruelty Zeitoun was given after, and how Americans should reflect on those disparities.
Since African Americans are limited to such opportunities, New Orleans is considered what is presumed to be a “racially segregated landscape of differentiated risk” -- spatial benefits of the post natural disastrous situation flowed to those who weren't from the lower socioeconomic tier. The racial projects that emphasize this formulation are found in how mainstream press coverage viewed those who were stranded and how structural programs not only failed to prepare relief but also intensified city
With a novel such as this, which deals with racial injustice and is a letter to a child, I expected a hopeful conclusion to the book. Coates writes to his son; “Here is what I would like for you to know: in America, it is traditional to destroy the black body - it is heritage.”Coates is not writing to fill his son with hope for the future, but more to prepare him for it. He believes that there will be no significant change and that the world we live in know is how it will be for his son. Coates is preparing his son to deal with all of the hate, threats, and dangers that he might encounter. This unhopeful message leaves me, a privileged white kid living in the safe suburbs, feeling somewhat guilty and awkward about the privilege I enjoy because of the pigment of my skin. I now realize how naive and unaware I was to the struggles of many people of color in this country. I would recommend this book to everyone from eighth grade and up because since the words are complex, it would be difficult for a younger person to understand. Other than that, I think that everyone should have the chance to read this
In the light of, the director makes good points through the whole movie about what they went through. I like this movie because it gives me more information of the people who were involved or who were there during that time. Like, Ann Lee Coper (Oprah Winfrey), Martin Luther King (David Oyelowo), and the rest of the people who help fight for African Americans to be able to vote. The movie also shows the difficult and the happy time they went through. Even the problems with their family. No matter what’s going on, they were still focus and full invested in having freedom. What I learned from this movie was that they did not let all the obstacles of what they went through mess up their main goal because of that I am able to take those lesson for my