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Megan Schuttloffel
09-11-2015
03:35 PM ET (US)
Name of Book
A long way gone
2. Total number of pages and where you stopped today. (My book is 170 pgs. and I stopped at pg. 35).
My book has 229 pages. I stopped on page 60.
3. Setting: Both time/year (approximately 2000) and place (country/city). In a couple of sentences, provide all the details you have discovered so far about setting.
My book is set in Sierra Leone. and in the city of Beah's village. The setting with this book is from village to village. The villages are huts made for mud.

4. In at least two sentences, describe at least TWO cultural observations you have made about the setting so far. For example, in the book I am reading
 Im my book there are a lot of different culture observations. IN my book the rebels would come into the villages and kill innocent people and they rebels would capture the young men and would use them as messengers. The kids would work when they are young.
5. In 3 or 4 sentences, write about who is/are the main character(s) you have met so far? Name, age, a bit of a description (physical and/or personality).
They main character of the book is Ishmeal Beah. Ishmael is the author of this book. At the beginning of this story the boy is 12 years old. He is a boy who lovers American hip/hop music, then he turns into a internal refugee bereft.
6. Your input pelase: I have no idea how long this project should take us. Can you please make an estimate of when you might finish your book? Will you read during SRB? Will you ever read at home? If we read in class next Tuesday and Thursday, could you be done by the end of next week? Thanks!
I could have my book done by Monday, I will read in SRB, I will take home m book and read it at home.
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Tyler Beckwith
09-11-2015
11:16 AM ET (US)
1. The Translator
2. The book is 179 pages. I am on page 113.
3. The book takes place in the Darfur region of Sudan in the late 90s through early 2000s
4. When mourning the dead they wear white instead of black.
5. Daoud Hari is from Darfur, Sudan. He is 15 when the Sudanese genocide starts. After years away from home. He comes back to fight, but not with guns. He uses his knowledge of the english language to translate for reporters in Sudan.
6. The book is easy to read and very interesting. I should be done by next Monday at the latest.
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Silhouette Smith
09-08-2015
10:33 AM ET (US)
1. My Forbidden Face
2. My book is 210 pages. I stopped at 45 pages.
3. My book takes place in Afghanistan during the rise of the Taliban. It shows the struggle that one women has to take to survive their city attack
4. The people that didn't grow a beard would be beaten alive in the streets. All the women had to cover their faces with a scarf and obey whatever the men told them to do. They had to listen to curfews and be indoors before dark.
5. A young girl named Latifa was forced to live under Taliban rules at the age of only 16. She really wants to be a journalist who is taken seriously. Latifa really wants to move to America and live the American dream.
6. My book is fairly easy and I should be done with it within the following week.
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Woodard Austin
09-03-2015
06:07 PM ET (US)
Shooting Kabul
My book is 262 pg. I stopped on page 19.
My book is set in Afghanistan, late 2000, where Fadi is leaving for Fran Francisco with his family.
The men are required to grow a beard as a religious symbol. The women have to wear a burka and music, TV, books, music, and kite flying is banned.
Fadi (dark hair) is the main character, he's a very smart 12 year old, he has two sisters and his mother and father is Zafoona, she's ill and Habib, who hasn't slept enough . Mariam is the youngest, around 7, giggly and fearless, she has a barbie, Noor sounds like the older sister, she's authoritative, she could be 15.
 I only read at home, it will take me three weeks to read this book, but I could use my time machine to go back in time and be done by next week.
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Anastasia Contreras
09-03-2015
02:56 PM ET (US)
1.No Ordinary Day
2.My book is 159 I stopped on page 76.
3.My book is set in Jhaira, then to Kolkata. Kolkata(India) is extremely dangerous. Jhaira has a lot of coal. That's where she is leaving her family.
4. In my book is started with her having the coal. Like in many other countries the girls have no say in anything. They are also just supposed to do what they're told and working.
5. So far its just Valli is a courageous. Her cousin is Elmma. It doesn't really say their age which isn't uncommon for third world countries to not know how old they are.
6. I would give the class two weeks.
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Hayden Lodermeier
09-03-2015
02:45 PM ET (US)
The book I'm reading called Boys Without Names. It has 310 pages and i stopped on page 60. It takes place in Mumbai India. Im guessing the time of the book is around 2000s but I'm not sure and I haven't been able to figure it out. The setting of the book begins with in a very poor village and then it changed into a city. I have noticed culturally that this family just does enough to get by, not saying thats a bad thing but they have only enough money for food and stuff like that. And the females really don't have a say in anything that happens to them in life. A lot of kids are pulled out of school so they can work and help pay off their family's debt. The main characters are Gopal he's eleven. And then Baba is his dad I think and then he has a young brother and sister who happen to be twins and their names are Naren and Sita then there is their dad's sister i believe and her name is Aai. I don't really know how old the other characters are. They never really said. I plan to read as much as i can since it is a long book.
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Kendra Tucker
09-03-2015
02:44 PM ET (US)
1. Mud City

2. My book is 158 pgs. and I stopped at pg. 60.

3. My book is set in Afghanistan in early 2000's. There are many city mentioned where Shauzia is traveling to, but the one she is at now is Kabul.

4. The book I am reading I have noticed that the girls are treated way differently then we are here. They are beat and treated like garbage if they aren't wearing their burqa. Also not a lot of girls worked or did things. Or it was usually younger boys.

5. Shauzia is probably around the age of 11 to 14 (it doesn't say the age). But she is a girl at the compound who was there to have help with food and shelter. She makes a decision to leave and move on with her life and she wants to go to sea and go to France. Jasper is Shauzia's dog that goes every where with her. Jasper came with her to the compound and left with her. She is a very protective dog! Mrs. Weera is the person in charge of the compound and is very bossy. She always tells Shauzia what to do and promises her things like sandals but never ends up getting her the things she promises.

6. I honestly don't like to read, but this book is keeping me interested so far. If that is the case I might not read at home and only when it is absolutely quiet which is the only time I can focus. But, because I have independent reading after this block it will help me read and read and comprehend it.
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Hailey Johnson
09-03-2015
02:44 PM ET (US)
1. A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a boy soldier By: Ishmael Beah
2. My book is 218 pages long and I stopped on page 76.
3. My book is set in 1992. It takes place in Sierra Leon. The main character goes through many different villages in this country running from the rebels.
4. I have learned that at this time in Sierra Leon, young boys couldn't be trusted no matter the circumstance. This was because the rebels had taken over and used the little boys ages 9-17 as soldiers.
5. So far the main character is Ishmael. He is 12 years old at the time and is an outgoing young boy who has turned into an "afraid monster." His older brother Junior was a main character for half of the book. He was a leader who made Ishmael feel safe. Later Junior is captured and never seen again. Ishmael is currently traveling with 6 other young boys who all are very afraid and timid. Most of their journey is spent in silence.
6. I read when I can. I am getting into my book pretty fast so I assume if I took more time in my day, I could have it finished by the end of next week.
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Samantha Stark
09-03-2015
02:44 PM ET (US)
1. A long way gone
2.My book is 218 and I stopped at page 44
3.My book is set in 1992 in the southern part of the country Sierra Leone. The land is dry and humid with some marshy areas.
4. In my book the rebels would kill innocent people and capture young men to brand and use as messengers. Most people were very caring about each other until war broke out and everyone became scared and selfish.
5. The story is about a young boy name Ishmael. At this point in the story he is 12 and very skinny from lack of food. Some of the boys he has been traveling with are Junior; his older brother, Gibrilla, Kaloko, Khalilou, and Talloi. Throughout the story more people join him and he loses some also.
6. I think that I could finish my book in two weeks. I do other homework in SRB as Physics and AP Calc always have a bunch of work to do and I am busy outside of school but I try to read when I can. Over long weekend I can read more in car ride. September 18th seems like a good date for project to be done.
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Adrianna Atkins
09-03-2015
02:43 PM ET (US)
1. I am Malala
2. My book is 327 pgs. and I stopped at pg. 33.
3. My book is set in 2012 between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The book start off in 1947 before the Taliban.
4. I the book I am reading every family considers everyone brothers and sisters. The girls in the house are not allowed to leave and go anywhere unless they have a male with them, even if he is only 5 years old.
5. Malala is the main character in this book. She is about 15, and has a sallow complexion, wide nose, and brown eyes like her father. Another character that Malala talks a lot about is her father. Malala looks up to her father and spends most of her time with him.
6. If the book is due by the end of next week, I could finish it. I would like a little more time with it though, that would I can enjoy and understand it a little bit more.
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Ashley Eickman
09-03-2015
02:43 PM ET (US)
1. Sold by Patricia McCormick
2. My book has 263 pages and I am on page 46.
3. The setting takes place in the early 2000s in Nepal. Lakshmi's family is very poor and they live in a hut. In the beginning of the book, their roof is about to collapse if they get any more rainfall.
4. Girls are treated unfairly verses boys. In one incident, Lakshmi asks her mom "Why are girls treated so badly," and her mom responds "It is our fate."
5. Lakshmi is the main character who is a young girl in a poor family. She is about thirteen years old. Lakshmi's stepfather has to leave the family to take on a job after the monsoon that destroyed their crops/house. Lakshmi's mother is very quiet and wise.
6. I think I can finish the book by the end of the weekend. I could maybe have the project done by the end of next week.
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Ryan Titus
09-03-2015
02:42 PM ET (US)
1. The Last Maasai Warriors
2. My book is 178 pgs. and I read to pg. 65.
3.The book takes place in the late 1990s over the course of many years. The setting is in the mara desert in Kenya. The boys move around though to many regions in Kenya because the Maasai tribe is nomadic.
4. The boys are taught to show no pain and burn each other to show that they are strong. They also eat milk mixed with cow blood and do not eat many vegetables.
5. Their are two main characters in the book both believed to be around the age of 8 (they do not keep track of age in the Maasai warriors): Jackson and Wilson. Jackson is smaller than Wilson who is the ideal Maasai warrior. With Wilson being bigger he grew up well and was popular in his little tribe. Jackson is really good at soccer and wanted to go to school at a young age; but, his parents wouldn't let him.
6. I can finish this book easily within a day if I read outside of class. If I do not read outside of class I could finish the book within two class periods.
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Bailey Meadors
09-03-2015
02:42 PM ET (US)
1. The name on my book is Thura's Diary by Thura Al-Windawi.
2. My book has a total of 131 pages and I stopped on page 52.
3. My book is set in Baghdad and the surround communities in Iraq. Thura writes in her diary starting March 15, 2003 and ends December 14, 2003.
4. In Thura's Diary the men stay behind form the family to watch over the family home and belongings. Also the women travel alone to most places because there is decreased danger.
5. The main character is Thura. She is seventeen and is very concerned about everyone in her family. She writes about how she hopes everyone will return home when the war is over and that everything will be normal again.
6. If we read the next two class periods I will be finished with my book.
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Taylor Lewin
09-03-2015
02:40 PM ET (US)
1. Sold by: Zana Muhsen
2. There are 274 pages in my book. I stopped on page 75.
3. The beginning of my book is set in Birmingham, England. Zana and her sister are married off to men in the Yemen and are forced to live in the Yemen. This book is set in the late 1970s.
4. In the Yemen, women have no rights at all. They have to do everything that the men in their family want them to do. Women have to have their entire bodies covered, including their hair, whenever they are in the presence of a man that isn't their husband. Zana is married off when she is about 14, so it is not unusual for young people to be married off.
5. This story is told from Zana's perspective. In the beginning of the book you get to mean her mother, father, and younger siblings. Her closest sibling, Nadia, is sold with Zana is also a very big character in the book. After Zana goes to the Yemen, Abdul Khada, her husband's father, plays a big part in the story because he is the one that forces her to do everything because her husband, Abdullah, is too scared to stand up to his father.
6. I think that I can finish this book by next week. It has been a very interesting read so far. I don't normally read during SRB because that is when I take my Ag Leadership class with Mrs. Petersen. I will most definitely be reading this book at home.
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Justin Sebert
09-03-2015
02:39 PM ET (US)
1. The bite of the Mango.
2. 212.
3. Sierra Leone, 1991-2002. Country and Town. She lived in the country with her parents and then gets taken.
4. Woman are treated as lesser. For the most part, woman are supposed to stay indoors, or at least close to their home depending on where they live.
5. The main character is Mariatu Kamara. She is 11 years old and she is strong willed, despite having her hands cut off. She deeply cares for other people and won't sell anyone else out to the rebels.
6. I should be able to be done by next week I think.
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Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2015
01:44 PM ET (US)
1. Name of Book
2. Total number of pages and where you stopped today. (My book is 170 pgs. and I stopped at pg. 35).
3. Setting: Both time/year (approximately 2000) and place (country/city). In a couple of sentences, provide all the details you have discovered so far about setting.
My book is set in....
4. In at least two sentences, describe at least TWO cultural observations you have made about the setting so far. For example, in the book I am reading
 A. I have learned that all girls and women were ordered to stay inside their homes. Girls were forbidden from going to school.
 B. Soldiers beat or whipped any woman they thought should be punished.
 C. There was no mail service because of the war.
 D. Most people could NOT read or write.
5. In 3 or 4 sentences, write about who is/are the main character(s) you have met so far? Name, age, a bit of a description (physical and/or personality).

6. Your input pelase: I have no idea how long this project should take us. Can you please make an estimate of when you might finish your book? Will you read during SRB? Will you ever read at home? If we read in class next Tuesday and Thursday, could you be done by the end of next week? Thanks!
**Remember to use stickies to mark info about setting, conflict, customs, favorite passages, theme passages. If you need sticky notes, get them from me!
**Also remember that you will find a current event about your country and you'll describe the current political/government situation in the country.
Edited 09-03-2015 01:48 PM

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