Thursday, November 10, 2016

Journal Nine by Shaylee Campbell

I think the active reading is going well. Callings of Purpose And Passion is really different compared to House on Mango Street or A Long Way Gone. I think its more interesting than either one before, and we aren’t even close to finishing it. Strengths of the book are reading multiple different interesting stories. My weaknesses are trying to find good writing in the passages. Some people say really neat things, and others are boring.
            My favorite story was the one about the sculptor, “We lived in a tenement building in El Barrio- East Harlem- and everybody knew everybody.” I looked up East Harlem, which is the place Olga and her mother lived. East Harlem is a neighborhood that encompasses areas north of the upper east side, east 96th street, east 5th ave, and to east Harlem Rivers. The town is known as “El Barrio”. The medium income is $21,480. East Harlem is the largest predominantly Latino communities. East Harlem historically suffered many social issues. Jobless rate, teen pregnancy, aids, drug abuse, homelessness, and asthma are five times the national average.

            I think there are many good reasons why I want to stay in Ohio. The biggest reason why I want to stay in Ohio is my family lives here. My whole family lives here or in Pennsylvania. I can also find my profession here, all over. I have a good opportunity here. Moving for work might be a good thing to experience a different place, and different people. If I moved I would love to go to Washington D.C. The atmosphere there is amazing. The job opportunities are great too. There is just so much to do, and places to go. The traffic might be bad, but I think it'd be worth it.
This is a picture of Washington D.C. looking at the Washington Monument.

1 comment:

  1. It's great that your reading is going well! I also find a hard time finding good passages in this book because they are quotes not pieces of writing. I usually go for quotes that contain a lot of passion or depth. I find what you researched interesting, I knew East Harlem wasn't in good condition but I didn't know it was to that severity. I also enjoy Ohio for the same reasons. Washington D. C. would be cool too! I've been there before and it was beautiful and so many things to do.


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