Book Review on Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian review – Sherman Alexie’s admirable and nostalgic coming-of-age novel strikes deep in our hearts   5/5 Stars – Common Sense Media This novel’s author, Sherman Alexie, partnered up with artist, Ellen Forney, to create this wonderful and engaging story about Alexie’s childhood, viewed through the eyes of Arnold Spirit….

Journal Entry #2 – TKAM

There are many offensive terms that were used towards people with different skin colors. Many of them are were used before and during the Civil Rights Movements towards people of African American descent. The most used are/were “Colored”, “Negro”, “Nigger”, “Black”, “African-American”, and “Nigga”. “Colored”, according to the dictionary, means to not come from white…

Reaction Paper towards Banning of “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Original Post: http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/counties/harrison-county/article178572326.html In this blog post, I will be reacting to “Why did Biloxi pull ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from the 8th-grade lesson plan?” Posted on October 12, 2017, by Karen Nelson on sunherald.com. According to the post, To Kill a Mockingbird was taken off the curriculum of a school in Biloxi, Mississippi. The book was…

Revelation Sunday

The Book of Revelations Today I have had revelations. Today, it was my first time to a Christian Church with my host family (since I am in LSU) and, since I am Catholic, I was nervous it was going to be very different to what I am used to. To my surprise, it mostly felt familiar…

Words on Wednesday

LSU – Possibly the Best Experience Louisiana. A world of culture, music and traditions. It is the melting pot of the United States.   You need to toil if you would like to be a part of The LSU culture exchange.   Meet other students, Learn other cultures and make yourself more open-minded   I…

Poetry Friday

An Indian’s Life in a Museum Smelling Food Trucks parked on the curb Water trickling down the “naturally” shaped fountain In the middle of Washington DC, Is the Museum of the American Indian   The large Smithsonian building is the side of a cliff, worn away by the forces of nature. Carved by fire, wind, ice,…

Slice of Life Thursday

 Haircuts Hair is unpredictable. One day it’s straight, the next, crazy. My hair is always changing. It’s short or long, curly or straight, and sometimes in between. Last Night, I went to have a haircut. However, this time it was different, I usually go to the barber shop with my dad, but this time, I…

Memoir Monday

 Siblings Siblings. According to the dictionary, they are people born from the same parent. According to me, they are the people you look after and vice-versa. My sister is my sibling. We knew she was not going to be born till December. I was always praying for her to be born on Christmas so she…

A Graphic for a Diary

Dear Diary, Today I had started a new job. Since my Catholic high school costs lots of money, my dad told me that I needed to start working for money or else I would end up in a public school; bad. My Aunt Lala appeared one day, right after Tito pushed me into an open fire hydrant….

Where I’m From

  Based on the Poem by George Ella Lyon: http://www.georgeellalyon.com/where.html   Where I’m From By Ian Mollenhauer I am from TV, From Rodeo and Britt Coffee. I am from the bedroom upstairs (entertaining, considerable, feeling the hold in the floor) I am from the Guanacaste, robust, towering over me, keeping me up. Never to let…

Cadillac Stolen by a Juvenile Puerto Rican Delinquent “This image was taken by the police after they chased the Cadillac down an alley. The Thief was a young Puerto Rican man who had stolen the car from the owner and crashed it into a lamppost.” After the police received the news that a person’s yellow…