Racist Quote?

This quote is from the book Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz. It is a book in the Alex Rider series. This quote comes from a place in the book after the evil guy explains how his upbringing was hard, how he experienced racism, and how that shaped his need/want for power. What do you think of …

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Banned Books

Books are banned because someone deems them "unreadable" or inappropriate for various reasons. Some of the reasons books are banned are because they include people from the LGBT community, because they include violence, propaganda, racial slurs, pornographic material etc. In Language Arts, we are reading To Kill A Mockingbird. This book contains a racial slur, (the n-word,) racism, …

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Discussion Q- “No One Should Be Above The Law”

No one should be above the law. (Note: This has opinions!) -- I believe that no one should be above the laws that are just and that are there for a reason. If a law is unjust, or if laws don't protect you from someone/something, I believe that you may go ahead, and "be above …

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McLean Hospital

Hello all! Today, I went to McLean Hospital, (a psychiatric hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and an affiliate with Harvard University,) to see the place that Susanna Kaysen described in her book: Girl, Interrupted.       I didn't take any pictures of the inside of the building because I didn't want to look suspicious, or "mad-sus," as …

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ATDPTI- A Closer Look on 3 Chapters and Their Significance

I chose these three chapters to write about, from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Go Means Go, How To Fight Monsters, and Reindeer Games. All of these chapters are about having strength and courage, and showing how that leads to hope. Background: Junior is an "Indian," as he refers to himself, …

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Gender Roles and Expectations

Note: this post might not be agreeable with everyone, so if you read something you don't agree with please don't be angry and just stop reading! (Please don't leave rude comments! )   🙂 I think that girls and boys may need to be raised differently at some times. Girls grow up and mature in different …

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