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Tristan Hanisch
02-13-2018
07:13 PM ET (US)
I read Soldier Boy. I have ow read all 324 pages.
Pangas- a long sharp blade used by the LRA and government troops which were used as weapons and to clear paths throughout the thick jungle
Obeno- an Obeno is a blanket used to keep a baby close to its mother while its being carried
Casava- casava are sweet potato tuber roots grown in gardens
Simsin- simsim are sesame seeds that is made into a candy like food
Wango- a wango is a celebration or gathering around a bonfire
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Adam Allen
02-01-2018
11:43 AM ET (US)
I read When I was a soldier. I have now read all 235 pages.

A. List and define FIVE (5) new vocabulary terms UNIQUE to the region you are reading about. Use complete sentences.
1. Tsahal is the acronym for the Israeli Defense army,
2. A Jobnik is a term for useless people who only push papers all day.
3. A Razzia is a hostile raid meant to plunder
4. Al-Quds is the Arab name for Jursalem
5. Yerushalayim is the Hebrew name for Jerusalem
6. AMAN is the acronym for the military intelligence service
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Alexys Baker
01-24-2018
11:46 AM ET (US)
I am reading Sold and I stopped on page 99 of 263.

At school they rub the rough-edged notch in the school bench for good luck before recitation. If your husband asks you to wash his feet you must do as he says then put a bit of the water in your mouth. During the dry season Lakshmi's mother and her each make twenty trips down the mountain to the village spring waiting their turn to bring water up to the rice paddy. On the first day of festival of lights they honor the crows, they put out offerings of rice because crows are the messengers for the lord of death. On the second day they honor the dogs, they dot their foreheads with red powder and place marigold garlands around their necks because they are the guides to the land of the dead.
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Hannah Mitchell
01-24-2018
11:33 AM ET (US)
I am reading No Ordinary Day and I stopped on 128 of 155.
Sari - a dress of cotton or silk elaborately draped around the body
Leprosy - a contagious disease that affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves, causing discoloration and lumps on the skin
Kurta - a loose collarless shirt
Dal - an Indian dish made of simmered and usually pureed and spiced legumes
Rupee - the basic monetary unit of India
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Chase Otheim
01-24-2018
11:18 AM ET (US)
I am reading A long way Gone and I stopped on page 89 of 218.
Crapes- Their name for sneakers.
Palampo- To be single. His Mom always told him not to be palampo forever because she wanted grandchildren.
Sleepers- The footwear we call flip flops
Wahlee- A place outside of the village where crops are processed.
Leweh- It is a Rice paste.
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Maggie Beck
01-22-2018
03:53 PM ET (US)
I am reading I am Malala and I stopped on page 135 of 313.
Haj- the pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the five pillars of Islam (along with the confession of faith, daily prayer, fasting during Ramadan and alms-giving), which every Muslim who can afford to should perform once in their lifetime.
Sayyed- holy man, those who claim descent from a Prophet.
Talib- religious students but has come to mean member of Taliban militant group.
Pashtunwali- traditional behavioral code of Pashtuns.
Purdah- segregation or seclusion of women, wearing a veil.
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Devon Garry
01-22-2018
01:57 PM ET (US)
I am reading Shooting Kabul and I stopped on page of 98 of 250.
Alhamduliah- all praise is due to god alone
Salaam Alaikum- Peace be unto you
Dastarkhan- tablecloth
Pulaos- food dish made with rice and broth
Taliban- the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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Sean Husman
01-22-2018
01:20 PM ET (US)
I am reading Thunder over Kandahar. My book has 247 pages and I am on page 83.
B. You are considered a spy if you can speak English and Talk with the Americans. Girls are married off to repay debt. Men Cannot help women with chores like laundry. Girls cannot be in the same room as boy if they are not related. If girl have sexual intercoure before they are married they are marked as spoiled.
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Tanner Tucker
01-22-2018
01:20 PM ET (US)
I am reading War Child and I stopped on page 50 0f 246
Tahnia- Which is a sugary paste mode of sesame and best used with bread.
Tukul- A traditional Sudanese house made from mud and grass.
Waragi- This was the highest quality of alcohol.
Murahaleen- This was a name given to arab militias that were fighting in the war.
Riek- This was a altar found in every home to make sacrifices to the gods.
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Katrina Winstead
01-22-2018
11:55 AM ET (US)
I am reading Lost boy, Lost girl and I have finished the book.

The dinka have cows but they only use them for milk. They believe that their cows are a gift from god, so they rarely kill them.
Many survivors where male teenagers and boys of 3-4. Older men had gone to war as soldiers or been killed in battle. Women and girls had been captured, killed, enslaved. Or raped, leaving only a few to reach Ethiopia.
If a male wants to get married, they have to buy many cows for the family and than they are married in the dinkas eyes.
A dinka girl was taught not to go to school. So most of the stayed home and cleaned.
A dinka man can come and abduct a girl when she is walking alone, and then she has to marry him.
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Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
01-15-2018
06:03 PM ET (US)
Start with one sentence that names book and provides TOTAL # of pages and where you stopped today.

Example: I am reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Today I stopped on pg. 95 of 292 pages.

Then, you have two choices:
A. List and define FIVE (5) new vocabulary terms UNIQUE to the region you are reading about. Use complete sentences.
Example from my book:
1. Chibuku Shake Shake=a kind of beer made from fermented maize popular in Malawi. It is sour tasting and contains bits of maize (corn) that settle at the bottom of the bottle, so you have to SHAKE it up before you drink it. Hence, the name!

or

B. Identify and explain FIVE 5 distinct cultural practices or traditions you have noted thus far. Use complete sentences.
Example from my book:
1. Kissing in public in Malawi is forbidden. Also, no movies with kissing are allowed.
Edited 01-21-2018 11:28 PM

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