Good morning everyone, I’m going to be reading a passage from Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Born on October 23,1961 in Potsdam, in Northern New York State. She read all the time; awful at math, but then lots of creative people were. She graduated form Georgetown University in 1984 with a B.S.L.L in Languages and Linguistics. For years, Laurie loved to write, but considered it more than a hobby, and became a freelance reporter, she also began to write all types of books, and accomplished to pile up a lot of rejection letters.
She always knew she wanted to do something with comedy as a career. Joan’s parents divorced when she was 8 years old. It was a devastating time for her. Her father is deceased and has affected the way she writes . Joan started out writing newspaper and magazine articles and then she slowly started building her way up.
(Alvarez 1997) is a very good book, in fact I read it in one day. Which was great, but then at the end it made you want more. In the beginning of the book, it seems all of Yolanda’s sisters feel betrayed and hurt that Yolanda would write a book about their lives. Even though it is labeled a fictional book, the book seems to be based off their lives. The first chapter was told by FiFi, the youngest sister.
This was probably the first book I read that I found myself to be totally enthralled with, I sat down and started reading and got lost in the words. I got so into it that my mom would be trying to talk to me and I had no idea she was even there, I was sucked right in. It was about a girl (Patricia) who finds a pocket watch while on summer vacation at a family cabin where she doesn’t fit in, she is teased relentlessly by her cousins, and uses it to travel back in time to the summers her mom spent here, and while living in two time periods she finds ways to relate to her mother which she could not find in real life. The way it was written I could see myself right there in the story and I found that I related very well to Patricia. The watch was her temporary escape from reality, and for me thats books, she used the watch to learn about herself and I always find I am learning new things about myself when I read.
Like her talk show, it would be credited as being the most successful magazine launch in recent history (Oprah Winfrey's Biography). She has over 2.6 million readers each month and in April 2002, she launched the first international edition of O in Southern Africa (Oprah Winfrey's Biography). She is also successful in the movie business; as a producer and an actor. She debuted her acting as Sophia in the Steven Spielberg film, The Color Purple in 1985 and received an Academy Award for supporting role and a Golden Globe Nomination (Oprah Winfrey). Her own production company, Harpo productions, Oprah spelled backwards, has a film division for her movies (Oprah Winfrey's Biography).
It was probably too painful of a memory. Charles J. Shields writes: Nelle (Harper) regarded her unhappy mother with sympathetic but confused feelings. When it came time to write To Kill a Mockingbird, Nelle wiped the slate clean of the conflict between herself and her mother. Since she could not be her mother’s daughter, so to speak, in the novel, the fictional Finch family has no mother. Or, rather, it did have, but “Our mother died when I was two,” says Scout, “so I never felt her Absence”.
After a lot of thought, she decided to give it a try. Soon she had published her very first book called When Charlie McButton Lost Power, and it was instantly a favorite for elementary school readers. When Suzanne saw that her book was so popular, she decided that she wanted to take her writing to the next level by writing a book that would capture the attention of older readers. In 2003, she published her first novel called Gregor, the Overlander. This book was loosely based on the fairy tale of Alice in Wonderland, except the main character falls into a manhole instead of a rabbit hole, making the
For more than two years Anne Frank describes her daily life in hiding in her diary. As Anne and her family were deprived of the freedom to do as they wish, Anne occupied her time by writing, starting a diary that would keep her legacy alive long after the horrors of the Holocaust had ended. The image of Anne Frank depicted in her diary relate to the common teenage struggles, as she stands out so much because her personality is genuinely captured through the words of her diary, as she was a remarkably skillful writer while she was only thirteen to fifteen years old in hiding from the Nazis. Through Anne’s self-presentation in her diary, she is the one who controls the readers’ viewpoints by showing her stream of consciousness through her private thoughts. Anne is so relatable because her words are sincere; she was able to depict the world around her very clearly, while simultaneously describing the world within her head, both the inside
Growing up I remember my grandfather passing away at the young age of 60, although he did not pass from Alzheimer's disease, he did battle with a chronic illness that left him debilitated. He was the love of my grandmother’s life and to see him struggle everyday was very difficult for her. Reading this poem to her brought back extremely powerful memories that she thought she buried away many many years
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. That same year the Brooks family moved to Chicago. Gwendolyn’s mother knew she had a gift for writing when she was only seven. She tried to help her talent grow by exposing her to multiple types and forms of literature. Gwendolyn’s parents were very strict and did not let her play with other children which caused her to be shy her whole life and allow her acquire only a few friends in high school.