Dawn and Day I read the books Dawn and Day by Elie Wiesel. Elie Wiesel was a brave kid. He was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania and was fifteen years old when him and his family were taken from their family very much. homes. Elie lost his mother, father and younger sister.
Soon after when Hamilton was thirteen, his mother past away, leaving both children parentless. After their mother’s death, the boys were taken in by a cousin who committed suicide less than a year of caring for boys. As a teenager, Alexander worked as a clerk and apprentice at the counting house of Nicholas Cruger and David Beekman. In 1772, Hamilton entered King’s college now known as Columbia University. He also went to marry Elizabeth Schuyler, one of New York’s most wealthy and prominent daughters.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Book Thief is a story narrated by Death and is about a young girl by the name of Liesel Meminger in Nazi Germany whose mother planned to drop her and her brother off with foster parents in the fictional town of Molching, Germany. She could no longer take care of them, and on the train ride there, her brother died. That’s when Liesel stole her first book, The Grave Digger’s Handbook. She went on to meet her foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann and Rudy Steiner, her best friend. Hans and Rosa began to hide a Jewish man, Max Vandenburg, in their basement until Hans made a mistake that forced Max to leave before the authorities came and found him.
The Rise and Fall of Malcolm X Malcolm Little later known as Malcolm X was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska and raised by Father Earl little and mother Louise Norton Little. Malcolm’s father, Earl Little was a Baptist Minister and civil rights activist. Malcolm’s mother, Louise was a homemaker occupied with 8 children. Earl Little’s civil rights actions led to death threats from the white supremacy group the Black Legions forcing Malcolm’s family to move twice before Malcolm’s fourth birthday. In 1931 Earl little’s body was found lying across train tracks with the back of his head smashed in.
Just seven days after the armistice, he was caught in a German gun attack and killed, when he was on 25 years old. Alfred Lord Tennyson was born on the 6th august 1809 in Somersby. Lincolnshire, he was a rector’s son and was the fourth of twelve children. Alfred Lord Tennyson was from a middle class line of Tennyson’s but he also had a royal and noble ancestry. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s father was called George Clayton Tennyson; he was born in 1778 and passed away in 1831.
Aileen Wuornos A. What was their childhood like? * Born Aileen Carol Pittman in Rochester, Michigan, on 29 February 1956 * Parents- Diane Wuornos, was 14 years old when she married Leo Dale Pittman on 3 June 1954 * She had an older brother named Keith * Leo was convicted for committing sex crimes against children and ended up enlisting in the military * Diane filed for divorce (while pregnant with Aileen) and went back to parents house. * In January 1960, when Aileen was almost 4 years old, Diane abandoned her children, leaving them with their maternal grandparents,who legally adopted Keith and Aileen on 18 March 1960. * Aileen never met her father because he was convicted of raping a 7yr old girl and attempted murder of an eight-year-old boy10 years later.
He graduated from high school at 15, and went to Morehouse and received not only his Bachelors in Divinity, but a Doctorate of Ph.D. Shortly after that he moved to Montgomery, Alabama, and got ordained as a minister. Malcolm X was born into a very poverty stricken household being that he had nine brothers and sisters, and three of his brothers died at the hands of white men. The Ku Klux Klan also lynched his uncle, and murdered his father when he was quite young. After all of that personal trauma Malcolm’s mother suffered a nervous breakdown, and was committed to an institution; which forced her children into foster care.
Over the course of his life, Lewis wrote more than forty books covering a multitude of subjects including literary criticism, science fiction, fantasy, poetry, and Christian faith, many of which are still in print today (Downing 25). Of his numerous works, perhaps none are more famous than his seven book children’s fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. The series began in September of 1939, when Lewis, who had children staying with him due to the German bombing of London, wrote on a scrap of paper: This book is about four children whose names are Ann, Martin, Rose and Peter. But it is most about Peter who was the youngest. They all had to go away from London suddenly because of Air Raids, and because Father, who was in the Army, had gone off to the War and Mother was doing some kind of war work.
He also had several affairs resulting in two children out of wedlock. In 1929, during the Great Depression, the Schindler family business went bankrupt. At this time, Schindler's father left his mother, and she died soon after. Finding himself jobless, Schindler sought work in nearby Poland as a machinery salesmen ("Schindler's List," 1995). The saving of the first Schindler Jews began in 1939, when he came to Krakow in the wake of the
(Ewell) Kate experienced much loss at a young age, three of her family members died by the time she was thirteen. The first death was of her father on November 1st, 1855 from a train accident leaving her mother to raise the children with the help of Kate’s grandmother and great grandmother. When she was thirteen, her great grandmother and half brother passed away a month apart. Her great grandmother was rumored to be a great influence on her from her story telling and encouragement. (Ewell) During her school years Chopin attended St. Louis Academy of the Sacred Heart, there she was encouraged to write and express herself.