AP English Language
Readings, Observations, and Experiences
Whether for class or my own enjoyment, these are a collection of some of my sources for learning.
Film and Television
Nonfiction - Books
- Pelzer, Richard B. A Brother's Journey Surviving a Childhood of Abuse. New York: Wellness Central, 2006. Print.
Richard talks about his "normal" everyday life. From the beatings his brother, David (It), must go through daily, to his mother getting mad at nothing at all. He explains how he helped to abuse and make Davids life a living hell! Eventually they go to far withe David, and he finally gets taken away. After that, Richard becomes the new "David". His mother constantly beats him and all his brothers turn against him. He has to worry about being kicked unconscious, or getting his head slammed against the concrete. He finally realizes how terrible he was to david, because the roles were compleatly reversed.
"I so desperately wished I could be as cruel to the kids at school as I was to my own brother. It." (23)
"She caught me completely off guard as she grabbed the hair on the back of my head and shoved my face into the pile of garbage on the table." (249)
--Dexter Seawald 15:20, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
- Keith, Kent M. Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World. New York: Putnam Adult, 2002. Print
This book is a truly inspirational experience. In this book, each chapter is another commandment, and for every commandment the author tells another real world example, and how they handled the situation. This book teaches us that as long as we are doing what is right, we will have negativity towards us; but things always seem to work out for the best as long as our hearts are in the right place.
" People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway."
"People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway."
--Dexter Seawald 14:45, 1 October 2009 (UTC)