Louisa May Alcott Why should Louisa May Alcott be considered an honorable American author? Louisa May Alcott was very involved in society and in the rights of women. Her influences derived from her family, friends, neighbors, and from her childhood. Louisa May Alcott was born November 29, 1832 in Germantown, PA., to a family in poverty. The poverty was a result of her father’s lack of income.
My first day of Kindergarten was very hard. It was a huge shock for me. Up until I started school, I attended Little Busy Child Development Center. My grandmother owned the daycare, so i was always surrounded by family. On my first day of kindergarten my mom took me to school.
She also had a younger brother named, Sylvester McCauley. (Rosa Parks Bus, TheHenryFord.org) At the age of two Rosa, along with her mother, and younger brother moved to her grandparent’s farm in Pine Level, Alabama. (Rosa Parks Bus, TheHenryFord.org) At the age of eleven she enrolled in the Montgomery Industrial School for girls. This school was considered to be a private school for the young African American females. In order for her to get to school she had to walk.
Growing Up Black Rosa Parks lived in Pine Level, Alabama very early in her life but later moved to Montgomery, Alabama to live with her maternal grandparents. From an early age she knew inequality wasn’t fair and protested against any ill treatment ever since she was young. She says that it was mostly from her grandfather she learned not to, “put up with bad treatment from anybody. It was passed down almost in our genes”. Her grandfather was half white and half black.
Mildred D Taylor was born on the 13th of September 1943 in Jackson, Mississippi. I think she thought of the story because she was born in Mississippi (where the novel was set) and she was born during the Great Depression where black people where discriminated against. Many of her books are based on stories of her family that she heard whilst growing up. She experienced some of the unfairness so decided to show her hurt in literature so everyone could see how hard it was to live during the Great Depression. The plot is well written and is told in first person narrative by Cassie.
She became a teacher at the age of 16 and slowly saved money she earned which was one dollar a week. After nine years she’d save 75 dollars to go to Oberlin College in Ohio, the only college in the country at the time that gave degrees to women. Besides that, woman could not speak in public at all. Women during these times didn’t have many rights, but they did have grueling jobs and loads of responsibilities. Once married, a woman no longer had the rights to her belongings; her husband owned her clothes, jewelry, and her children.
Rosa Louise McCauley was born on February 4th, 1913 to James McCauley and Leona Edwards. (Wikipedia) She was small, even for a child, and she suffered poor health and had chronic tonsillitis. (Brinkley Chapter 1) After her parents separated, Rosa Parks attended mostly rural schools until the age of 11 when she enrolled in the Industrial School for Girls in Montgomery for vocational and academic courses. (NY Times) By now Rosa, then McCauley, was starting to realize how she was deprived of some of the most basic freedoms. Under Jim Crow laws, African Americans were segregated from whites especially in regards to transportation.
Despite the lack of food and terrible living conditions, Asha had been working hard since she was a child. Her ambition to live a better life was sparked by the hardships she encountered, and planted in her mind as she endeavored to do her best at work. Years later, Asha married an alcoholic man with little ambition and then started her life in a slum near Mumbai called Annawadi, a place full of poor scavengers that lived in little huts with small incomes from trash picking. Asha, as part of the group that suffered poverty, distinguished herself by her independence and determination that she had developed through those years of indigent life. As the slum dwellers described, “We are the shit between the roses” (xii).
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970) Write a brief a biographical sketch of your author: ( at least 250-500 words in paragraph format) ( do not cut and paste from a source... this should be in your own words) Alice Walker was born in rural Georgia in 1944 and was the youngest of eight children. I chose to write about Alice Walker because she is such an inspiration and her writings catch my eye. At the very young age of eight, she lost her right eye due to an accidental shooting by her brother. She became blind in this eye and immediately felt like an outcast. She was stared at and taunted because of her eye and because of that she started writing.