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Katrina Winstead
01-22-2018
12:12 PM ET (US)
I am reading Lost boy, Lost girl by john bul dau and Martha Arual Akech. My book is 158 pages and I finished in on friday. My book is set in sudan from the year 1983-2005. The main characters are from the Dinka tribe.There is not a setting because it is a war and the main characters are moving a lot. They travel to USA, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Girls got married at the age of 15 and your father picks the man. If a Dinka wanted to marry a girl they had to buy the family cows and that would mean that they were married. Also if a girl was walking alone and guy could come up and abduct them. If that happened then they needed to marry. The Dinkas don"t kill their cows. They believe that they are a gift from god so they drink the milk. The main characters are John Bul Dau and Martha Arual Akech. After johns village was attached and had to leave he became a lost boy. There where thousands of lost boys. John was only 13 when he left. Martha because a lost girl after her village was attached and she left with her sister Tabitha and a family friend who later because her "Mother". I have already finished the book.
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Tristan Hanisch
01-22-2018
12:03 PM ET (US)
1. Soldier Boy
2. My book has 313 pages in it, I am on 65
3.It is set in Uganda in the 1990s area
4. In my book most of the children are kidnapped and forced to fight in Kony's army, they are beaten and whipped if they do not obey their commands. Children are put in school at a young age so they can learn and read. Instead of hospitals they have medical huts where there is one doctor/ worker that helps the wounded.
5.The main character of the book is Ricky, he is 13 years old and grew up with his brother, sister and parents. He spent most of his time with his brother whether it was fishing or hunting. Until one day when Kony's men raided his village toking all of the boys as soldiers.
6.I am a average reader I think I would be able to present by Friday.
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Devon Garry
01-22-2018
11:48 AM ET (US)
Respond to EVERY question in COMPLETE sentences! Please NUMBER your responses to correspond with questions.

1. I am reading Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai

2. My book is 250 pages and I stopped at 100.

3. My book is set in Afghanistan in the year of 2001 it is set in Kabul, Afghanistan. It's in a town that is getting raided by the Talban with human trafficking.

4. In the book I am reading there is the Afghan's that both men and women had a chance to go to school. The Taliban took anyone who wanted to leave the country.

5.The main character is Fadi, he is a young boy age 15 who is learning about the real world. He is a medium sized kid with a lot of heart and care for his family. He is very smart being the top person in his class. He chooses family over everything.

6. I can finish this book and presentation by Friday.
Edited 01-22-2018 11:48 AM
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Sean Husman
01-22-2018
11:47 AM ET (US)
1. I am reading "Thunder over Kandahar" by Sharon E. McKAy
2. My book has 247 pages
3. My book was set in Afghanistan, 2003. I think it is in the fall because school is starting by I'm not sure.
4. A- I can see that the girls are treated way worse than the males are.
B- There are many strict rules that you must obey in order to not get beat up, like no singing.
5. Yasmine and Tamara are the main characters in my book. They are around the age of 14, Tamanna has a kinda of limp because he uncle kicked her so hard and it never heeled.
6. I am an average reader. Friday might be pushing my limits tho.
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Tanner Tucker
01-22-2018
09:33 AM ET (US)
1. I am reading War Child by Emmanuel Jal

2. My book has 246 Pages

3. My book is set in Sudan in a smaller village.

4.That in Sudan there are a lot of kids that get forced into a military at a young age. Also that kids in this problem can make a life for themselves when they become free.

5. The main character is named Emmanuel he is seven years old. He is forced into a military by his father. He is dealing with having nobody on his side.

6. I am average reader so it depends on the mood I am in when I read. It might take me a while to finish my book.
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Adam Allen
01-18-2018
09:13 PM ET (US)
1. Name of Book
I'm reading "When I Was A Soldier" by Valerie Zenatti

2. Total number of pages and where you stopped today.
My book has 235 pages and I stopped at 53.

3. Setting (time and place!): Both time/year 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 Beersheva, Israel (So far) in what I assume to be the eighties. The book hasn't told me when it was set yet, so I'm not entirely sure.

4. In at least two sentences, describe at least TWO cultural observations you have made about the setting so far.
In my book...
 A. I have learned in Israel, both boys and girls are enlisted into the military when they turn 18.
 B. The culture highly respects all their soldiers, representing them everywhere from movies to pop songs. And if a soldier were to fall asleep on you on the bus or something, your supposed to be okay with it, since they are giving "Their best two or three years of their life to their country."
 C. The worries and culture of Israel is not too far from that of the United States. Teenagers stressing about significant others, stressing about tests, and worrying about the future, are some examples.

5. In 3 or 4 sentences, write about who is/are the main character(s) you have met so far? Provide name, age, a bit of a description (physical and/or personality).
The main character is Valerie Zenatti. She is a French born woman who lives in Israel. Because she lives in Israel, she has to join the military when she turns 18, which she has. So far, she ahas been stressing about your typical teenage girl stuff (a recent breakup, her grades, the military enlistment). She has short, dark hair and brown eyes, she looks a lot like how you'd imagine a typical French person.

6. Your input please: Can you please make an estimate of when you might finish your book? If we read in class Monday and Wednesday, could you be ready to do presentations starting next Friday? Thanks!
I am a pretty slow reader, so it might take me a while. If I remember to bring the book home I think I could have the book done by Friday though.
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Alexys Baker
01-18-2018
07:14 PM ET (US)
1. I am reading Sold by Patricia McCormick.
2.My book is 263 pages and I stopped at page 98.
3. My book is set in Nepal, there is no time setting. Also in India once she meets her Uncle Husband they cross the boarder together.
4. In my book they mark time by women's work and women's woes. So in the cold months women climb high up the mountain's spine to scavenge for firewood and this is the season when the women bury the children who die of fever. Women must bow their head in the presence of men, never allow themselves to be alone with a man who is not family, and never look at growing pumpkins or cucumbers when you are bleeding or they will die.
5. Ama is the mother. She has had 6 children but 4 of them did not make it because of all the weather conditions. Lakshmi is a thirteen y/o girl and she has a goat named Tali. She is like her mother since she follows all the rules. Her stepfather is a gambler and he is the reason they don't have a tin roof like everybody else. He gambles their money at the tea shop.
6. There is a possibility I could be done and ready but I'm not 100% sure I will be done.
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Chase Otheim
01-18-2018
01:20 PM ET (US)
1. A long way gone
2. Total- 218 On-40
3. Sierra Leone- 1990's
4. In the book I am reading lots of people could not afford school for their children.
          A. Children often work for their families or have lots of free time to screw around with friends.
          B. Civil war has come and lots of kids are being used as soldiers.
5. Ishmael Beah played with his friends a lot since his parents could not afford school for him anymore. He wasn't worried about the war coming to him until he saw people dying around him. Currently he is on the run from the rebels who are taking over villages. He has no idea what happened to his family. All he has are his friends.
6. I am doing pretty well with this book I have read a good portion because I am actually interested in it. I think I could get done in time to present on Friday.
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Maggie Beck
01-18-2018
01:20 PM ET (US)
1. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
2. My book is 313 and I stopped on page 51.
3. Right now the book is going over the history and culture of Pakistan. How the Swat valley actually joined Pakistan and all of the changes that brought with. Malala is also describing how her family came to be.
4. Women are allowed to attend school but it is less likely because they are seen as the caregivers of the house and family. Men are treated very highly and will be given things like cream for their tea, while women will just get tea.
5. Malala is about 15 in the story. She is very passionate about learning and helping other girl be able to learn. As she describes her life she is also telling us about her family and how important they are to her.
6. I could possible be done reading my book by next week, but I would also have to read outside of class.
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Hannah Mitchell
01-18-2018
01:18 PM ET (US)
1. No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis
2. My book is 155 pages and I stopped at pg. 75
3. This book started out in Jharia, India but mostly takes place in Kolkata, India. The book doesn't give us a year but, it was published in 2011. So, I'm assuming that it takes place around that time since they talk about technology a bit.
4. One of them I noticed is that children are working from a very young age. Valli and all her cousins young and old work by picking up coal. Another one is that they have this teacher that comes to their village about once a month and lets them go to school for free.
5. The main character of this book we have met is Valli. We never know her age because she does not know her birthday. She is a young kid so we can assume she is small. We also got to know that she is funny and likes to play tricks on people. She also is very giving, she acquires many things but, always gives them to someone who needs it more.
6. I will most likely finish my book by the end of class Monday because it is very short and an hour and a half is plenty of time to finish it. I would be ready to do presentations next Friday.
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Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
06:00 PM ET (US)
Respond to EVERY question in COMPLETE sentences! Please NUMBER your responses to correspond with questions.

1. Name of Book
Ex: I am reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba.
2. Total number of pages and where you stopped today.
Ex: My book is 273 pages and I stopped at pg. 37.
3. Setting (time and place!): Both time/year and place (country/city). In a couple of sentences, provide all the details you have discovered so far about setting.
Ex: My book is set in Africa in approximately 2004. More specifically it is set in Malawi, Africa, in a village called Masitala near the city of Kasungu, where the author's family lived on a farm.
4. In at least two sentences, describe at least TWO cultural observations you have made about the setting so far.
Ex: 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? Provide name, age, a bit of a description (physical and/or personality).

6. Your input please: Can you please make an estimate of when you might finish your book? If we read in class Monday and Wednesday, could you be ready to do presentations starting next Friday? 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 in addition to the current event about your country, you'll describe the current political/government situation in the country.

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