Happy Throwback Thursday because today’s book review is: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone” by J. K. Rowling. The book is about Harry Potter, a boy who has lived with his absurdly rude and unpleasant Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and their stuck up son Dudley. Harry knows nothing about his parents or the fact that he has a special gift, but soon he finds out that he is a wizard! Soon after that he is taken to Hogwarts where he will learn hows use magic and make friends, enemies, and find out that not everything at Hogwarts is what it seems. I recommend this book to anyone looking for good book to read because it has mystery, suspense, magic and much more. Come back next time when I review: “This Journal Belongs to Ratchet” by Nancy J. Cavanaugh. But until then remember “One who reads is one who succeeds”.
Hey everyone, today I’m reviewing “Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide To NOT Reading” written by Tommy Greenwald. The book follows Charlie Joe Jackson as he prepares for the position paper, the hardest test in the 6th grade….
Since Memorial Day is tomorrow I would like to share some facts about the National holiday. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day in remembrance of the Civil War on this holiday people put flowers on the graves of those who died in the civil war though different areas in America celebrated that holiday on different dates. It wasn’t until after WWI, the name was changed to Memorial Day and is now a holiday celebrating all fallen soldiers though it wasn’t an official government holiday until 1971. So that means they literally took around 50 years to make it into an official government holiday!
Today in honor of Women’s history month I am talking about a woman who changed their world for the better. In her life Maya Angelou had many jobs and careers which included a waitress, cook, singer, dancer, actor, and director, though she is most known for her career in writing.
Her real name is Marguerite Johnson and she was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4th, 1928. She had hard childhood because her mother’s boyfriend abused here and for four years she didn’t talk to anyone but her brother. She had to move through homes and sometimes she was homeless. Her writing talked about oppression in many forms including white people on black people men on women and rich on poor.
Her most famous writing is I know why the caged bird sings the book is about a young girl growing up in 1930s Arkansas in the time of segregation. I don’t want to spoil the book but be sure to read it.
She has been nominated for Tony and Emmy awards and in 1993 she read her poem On the pulse morning at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration; she was the first African American and woman to do this. In 2010, she received the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
Sadly she died at 86 while writing a new book in 2014.
Please take Maya Angelou’s story to inspire yourself.