In class we are reading Refugee By Alan Gratz . In Refugee there are 3 main characters Josef, Isabel, Mahmoud’s. There are lots of shifts of power and I will be telling you about some.
In Josef section power is shifts by the captain and workers had it at first but then Josef and some other people were going to the bridge and taking hostages because they did not want to go back to Germany. One more power shift is that it was a normal town until Hitler came and took all of the Jews t contractions camps..This is a power shift because the people had the freedom and then Hitler took all of it.
In Isabel’s story power shifts from at first when Castro had all of the power then the rioting took his power away. Then later on the storm took the power because the engine would not start and they were stranded out in the middle of the ocean. The power also shifted when they left Cuba because everyone got really happy to be free. The power went down when the tanker got in there way because now there engine would not start and they had to get out of the way for the big tanker.
In Mahmoud’s section, in the beginning the Syrian Government had all of the power. Then later on Mahmoud’s power went up when he saved Wallieed from the gun shots. Then the smugglers had the power when they kept on saying the boat would be ready tomorrow. Mahmoud felt powerful when they were leaving on the dingie. Then the ocean took power when Mahmoud and his Mom were drowning. Mahmoud re-gained power when he found the life vest of the died man. Then the power went down when the taxi driver pointed a gun at them and told them they had to leave. Then the power went even further down when they were taken to jail because the could not cross the boarder.
In the book Refugee by Alan Gratz the 3 characters Josef, Isabel and Mahmoud have to leave there country. Josef has to leave Germany because of the nazi. They are leaving the country because they are not aloud to practice there religion any more. Isabel is leaving Cuba because of the mean dictator. They are leaving because of the government. Mahmoud is leaving Syria because in Syria there is a civil war going on. they are leaving because of the government and war. These reasons are are alike in different ways one way is they are all leaving there country. They are different because on is about religion, and government.
In the book Breakout by Kate Messner two inmates broke out which affects Nora’s life. This affects her life because they usually don’t lock the doors but now they have to, because they don’t want the inmates to break in. They also have to have Sean follow them when they run.
In the book Breakout by Kate Messner two inmates broke out which affects Nora’s life. A new kid just moved to town when her brother is in prison, and everyone is asking her questions. Now, Lizzie’s grandmother went to jail, because the police officers think she help with the prison break when she really was just being nice.
I am reading Touch blue by Cynthia Lord. I am reading this book with Meera. As we are reading we are jotting about what we notice. This is one of my jots:
Aaron jumped into the bushes when some one coming to him.
I noticed this on page 18. it stood out to me because Aaron jumped into the bushes when only one person was coming and he did not know who it was. Aaron could of meet the person but instead he jumped into the bushes.
I am reading Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. I Am reading with Meera. As we are reading we are jotting about what we notice. This is one of my jots:
sunny loves comics because when ever she gets money she spends that on a comic.
I noticed this on page 172. it stood out to me because she did it you can’t get a lot of money at retirement home. and at this retirement home there are not supposed pets. she got the money from finding peoples lost cat at the retirement home
The “book of the month,”One Plastic Bag, By: Miranda Paul is about a girl named Isatou in Gambia. Isatou sees all of this plastic on ground, and all of the goats are eating all of the plastic and are choking. Isatou does not like it. This is what she does, she gets together with some people, and crochet the plastic bags into wallets.
We also saw a TED Talk about two kids who live in Bali. They started campaign to get rid of plastic bags. They were supposed to to finish in 2018 but they finished a year early!!! I think it is amazing that two kids can stop something big.
Similarities between the movie and the book, Because of Winn-dixie, are Otis told Opal and Winn-Dixie why he was in jail. Another similarity is all of the characters have the same traits in the movie and the book. Another similarity is Sweetie Pie Thomas loves dogs. Winn-Dixie is a dog in both the movie and the book. Another similarity is Otis brought pickles to the party. Also the Preacher is Opals dad in both the book and movie. Another similarity is Opal lost her Mama.
There are many differences between the movie and the book Because of Winn-Dixie. One is Gloria Dump is more spooky in the movie than in the book. One more is the Preacher did not come to the party in the movie. Also Winn-Dixie was going to go to the pound but the Preacher stopped it in the movie. Another difference is Otis did not have to be asked a lot to come to the party in the movie.