Author Archives: 2sidestory

One Poem

Hey Readers, If you could capture Between Shades of Gray in one poem starting with “People say Hope is Gone,” what would it be? This is our final prompt. Be free to share your poetry and thoughts on ours. Julia: But … Continue reading

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Between Shades of Gray

Hi readers, Our final book we are reading is called Between Shades of Gray.  It follows the path of Lina as she is taken from her home and sent to Siberia by the Soviet secret police. Now, her almost perfect-picture life … Continue reading

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Hope

How is hope important to Arnold and to life in general? Where are some instances where Arnold has hope? Julia: I think that without hope, we get nowhere in life. Without hope, there is nothing worthwhile. This is also true … Continue reading

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Fighting Against Stereotypes

Junior lives to different lives. He has to be the perfect, stereotypical Indian for his parents and the rest of the Indians on the reservation. Junior has to be the perfect little student during school for his friends. Even so, … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Hey guys, Our next book we are going to read is called The Absolutely true Diary of a Part-Time Indian. This book is about when a hopeful young Indian, Arnold (Junior), decides to attend a public school rather then any of … Continue reading

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Analyzers

Here are our thoughts on 19 Varieties of Gazelles. Be free to share your thoughts as well. Julia:                                                … Continue reading

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What Does This Mean To You?

Hey, Today we are picking out favorite poems from 19 Varieties of Gazelles and explaining what they mean to us. What is your favorite poem from this book? What did it mean to you? Julia: The Clean Rinse by Naomi Shibab … Continue reading

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