How do you feel when you wake up? Do you lack of energy or fear facing the new day ahead? It’s question which elder persons usually ask themselves day by day every morning . It’s easy to understand why they have complicated feeling like this . In “Old before her time” , Katherine Barrett discusses how the senior citizens are treated in American culture. One of seven lessons she gave us , Lesson six “ you never grow old emotionally”, is the most significant lesson because of their psychological emotion , sympathetic and respectability.
In 2014, John Green’s second book, An Abundance of Katherines, was banned by the school superintendent at Highland Park, Texas, Independent School District. It is stated that the novel has been banned for its sexual content. According to Amanda from BannedYA, the novel was banned, because the parents “did not think it was appropriate for their children to read in class”. When the book was banned by the superintendent, the action received national attention, causing the superintendent to restate the book. Due to this, in February 2015, the school district trustees approved policy changes on how the district selects books and handles parents’ objections.(Titus) The arguments against the book were that the sexual scenes and curse words are not
John Green said, “How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world?” We have two kind of people related to this question: the ones that may ask this once in a lifetime and don’t care so much about it and the second ones, who may be people that are constantly afraid of this, of not leaving anything to be remembered or not doing something ‘remarkable’ in their whole life.
Katherine Johnson is an American Hidden Figure. She was a trailblazer in her career at NASA who guided the way for women of all cultures. Katherine and her friends ( Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson) the “Hidden Figures” are very important to the development of black culture. These women broke the chains of race and gender at the time. It was unheard of for women to go to school, much less black women!
In An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, the main character Colin Singleton is a child prodigy and a want to be genius. Colin id found consistently dating girls named Katherine. All 19 Katherines have dumped Colin, which makes him heartbroken. To get his mind off of Katherine 19 his best friend Hassan plans a road trip, to show Colin new places and relationships. Colin and Hassan travel around the United States, but they take a wrong turn and end up in Gutshot, a small town in the middle of Tennessee.
Setting: The story setting first takes place in Colin’s home town of Chicago, but a road trip shortly into the novel sends the story setting to a rural town named Gutshot, in Tennessee. The span of the story is over one complete summer after high school and before college
Katherine Mansfield was born October 14, 1888 in Wellington New Zealand. Mansfield was a well-known and respected prominent writer in the 20th century. She attended Queens College in London with her sisters. Mansfield broke barriers for female writers in the early 20th century and even still today. Her stories commonly focus on the theme of reality /world versus human nature while also touching the themes of the darker and more complex sides of life.
It was like any ordinary Monday at our school, teenagers in the halls chatting, people eating during first lunch, and teachers instructing their fourth period classes. But everything suddenly changed when an unnatural looking figure approached the middle school. Slowly limping our direction, he seemed kind of pale, had ripped clothing, and was grunting something unintelligible. Mr. Pixton, an 8th grade science teacher, went to go see what the strange man was up to. When Mr. Pixton got to the mysterious man, the man charged and sank his teeth into his neck. In a panic most students started to run away and scream. While the teacher fell to the ground, the individual unexpectedly ran at another and bit them. As I realized what was happening,
“Not now mom can't talk!” screamed Louisa as she ran up the stairs. She into her teenage bedroom, closed the door, and began to read through the folder. The next morning Louisa went to the jail to see Jeremey. With her folders in hand, she saw Jeremey already sitting behind the glass.
A Class Divided is a documentary about Jane Elliot, a third grade teacher who changed the view on discrimination for many. Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, her students were confused as to how someone could do such a thing to their hero of the month, this is when Jane knew she had to do something. She realized that her students had no firsthand experience of discrimination, and has thought about her experiment for quite some time. This is when she finally decided it was time to make a difference, and change the lives of her students for years to come. Her lesson was focused on “taking the role of the other”, as discussed in our class. This term means “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes; understanding how someone else feels and thinks, so you can anticipate how that person will act”. (Henslin)
An Abundance of Katherines is a book about a teenage boy who’s name is Colin Singleton. He is a child prodigy, well not so much child anymore, who has dated and been dumped by 19 girls named Katherine. After his 19th break-up, he and his best friend Hassan go on a road trip. Hassan is a bit lazy and he’s laid back. He doesn’t plan on going to college and is perfectly fine living with a $100 per month because his parents are rich. On this road trip, the two boys stop in a town named Gutshot, Tennessee to see the Archduke’s grave. Their tour guide is a girl named Lindsey who they later become friends with. Lindsey is very mysterious and puts on a different show for every person she meets. Then when Hollis, Lindsey’s mom sees Colin and remembers
As Weston a athletic 13 year old boy with dirty blonde hair and a bunch of homework sits lazily on the couch after a tough school day and not a thought went by his mind of trying to do his obnoxious homework, all he could think of is doing and watching sports. As he hears the creaking sound of the screen door opening and then the key going into the keyhole in the door he realizes he didn’t do his homework and he has a big practice tonight. His mom is going to have a full blown tantrum about not doing his homework and that he won’t be able to finish it after baseball practice. As he rushes to think of something to pretend to do the door opens and he hears her walk in...thump thump thump goes her feet and then he hears her purse drop to the table
The sound of a loud sob tore Josie out of her memory, pushing her blanket to the side; she tiptoed over to the top of the stairs. Her little brother was already there, hiding behind the rails. Without looking up at her he whispered, “Momma’s crying.” Her brother wasn’t any taller than the rail so he had no problem hiding, Josie
Once upon a time, there lived a teenager named Grey who lived a normal life in a normal school. He lived in a town called sylvania which had a population of 5,000 and was very rural. Grey was an only child who lived with his mother and father.Grey wakes up from his 3 hour sleep feeling drowsy and incapacitated. He spent all night talking to his girlfriend Anna who he has been dating for 5 months. He woke up from his blue room filled with posters from his favorite bands scattered around his walls. Clothes are scattered across his room. He picks one of the clothes on the floor and goes to his bathroom to start his day.”Honey what do you want for breakfast” said Gray's Mother. She was very tall with a bland face. She worked at accounting just like her husband.