Although she was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, she married a black man, and then went on the raise all her children as Christians. Although facing adversity for these reasons, James McBride and his siblings still became successful, mostly because of the strength his mother provided for his family. All of the McBride children were put through college by his mother, even though they often struggled with finances. McBride tells how certain events in his everyday life and his background shaped and molded him into who he is today. I believe that in writing this book, McBride is establishing the fact that he is very proud of his success and how his mother was key in helping him accomplish it, but most of all, proud of his mother for being who she was.
I am willing to give up my spare time to set a good example for my family by going to college. The only thing that annoys me the most is when you hear girls out there talking about how they could not finish high school because they were teenage mothers. A little tip is I was a teenage mother and graduated from high school. I had a son and was pregnant for my daughter while I was going to school and I graduated. I was working, taking care of my son as well as going to school.
His mother, hoping for a better future for her family, made great sacrifices to send Wes and his sisters to private school. Caught between two worlds—the affluence of his classmates and the struggles of his neighbors—Wes began to act out, succumbing to bad grades, suspensions, and delinquencies. Desperate to reverse his behavior, his mother sent him to military school in Pennsylvania. After trying to escape five times, Wes finally decided to stop railing against the system and become accountable for his actions. By graduation six years later, Moore was company commander overseeing 125
Wes Moore grows up under very poor conditions, and barely makes it by with his small family. Wes' mother is forced to drop out of school, and forfeit getting an education, to keep food on the table for her kids, and because Wes' father has been out of the picture for several years now, there is no other source of income for the poor family. Wes tries to stay strong despite all the bad things in his life, and pushes through days looking for the light at the end of the tunnel to solve all his problem. When Wes heads off to private school years later, he is at first passing classes and learning at a steady pace. However, when his life at home becomes too much to handle along with school, Wes takes a fall and fails out of private school.
We first look at the author Wes Moore. This young man was highly influenced by his grandparents, his mother, and his military school. When Wes’s behavior and education began to fall in Chapter 5, his mother knew “She was loosing her son, and she was not sure how to turn the tide” (Pg. 89). Therefore, she worked several jobs and received assistance from her parents to send him to Valley Forge Military School.
During his time at the detention center, he found the opportunity to go to School, while school was a burden for him because he was different not only the way he dressed up but also he didn’t know how to read. Baca, to explain his struggles at the school he claimed,” school was anything that I expected. Within a week I faked being sick in order to stay out. “Any places and anywhere Baca could find a place to stand. Traumatized by the absence of his mother, Baca could do nothing without thinking to his mother.
He says “when my father was turning on my mother, he was also turning on me because I would stick up for my mother while the rest of my brother and sisters would be hiding in the cupboards.” the point I am trying to make here is that after such a harsh and miserable childhood he has still made an amazing and successful career and life. Next I would like to tell you about Benjamin Zephaniahs performance styles because he somehow adds everyone and anyone into his wonderful work. For example in his poem “we refugee’s” he says everything as the first person which shows he cares about the slavery and feels like one of them and also in his poem “touch” he uses sing language which tells us that he wants to add the people who have a hard time trying to read or listen. What I am trying to tell you here is that he adds everyone in to his work which some poets may not do unknowingly which makes him an outstanding person and poet. I would like to tell you about his lifestyle now because in the
From the beginning of my school career, my elders always stressed the importance of education. Throughout high school, I never understood why an education was so important, I often would goof off or not take my studies seriously. While most high school graduates are deciding where to go to college and what to study, I decided to focus on raising a family. When my youngest child turned three, I finally entered the workforce. This is when I realized how important a college education really was.
I tried not to look the way I felt- like I didn’t belong there with them.” Also, she narrates difficulties that she faced after high-school graduation. Financial difficulties forced her to stop her higher education “Financial difficulties forced my family of eight to move”. Then, she shows how she succeeded, despite her mother’s disapproval toward parents who seek higher education. Her son was the better motivation. He kindled her ambition to be a better student.
government send them back to a place they know nothing of? Kids get brought here to get a better view of life. Landa states “They came from small towns, farming communities, forgotten enclaves of industrial centers- they came from families, from homes that saw them leave and never heard of them again.” He’s saying many of the immigrants that risk everything don’t always make it alive. Having to leave their home young gives them a better chance of living in a better place. Many immigrants want to go to school to become something, but can’t because they are not citizens.