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Barbara Lynne Park (born April 21, 1947) is an author of children's books .

Barbara Park is the daughter of a merchant and a secretary, Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey. [ 1 ] From 1965 to 1967, she attended Rider College. later finishing her B.S. in 1969 at the University of Alabama. She married Richard A. Park in 1969. She has lived in Phoenix, Arizona for almost 30 years and has two sons, Steven and David, who are now both out of college. She is the author of the popular Junie B. Jones children's series. She has won seven Children's Choice Awards, and four Parents' Choice Awards. She has also written many middle grade novels, such as The Kid in the Red Jacket.


Most commonly known for her work with the well-known book series Junie B. Jones .

Picture books
  • Psssst! It's Me. the Bogeyman
  • Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting
  • Junie.B.Jones And The Stupid Smelly Bus
  • Almost Starring Skinnybones
  • Beanpole
  • Buddies
  • Dear God, Help. Love, Earl
  • Don't Make Me Smile
  • The Graduation of Jake Moon
  • The Kid in the Red Jacket
  • Maxie, Rosie, and Earl - Partners in Grime
  • Mick Harte Was Here
  • My Mother Got Married (And Other Disasters)
  • Operation: Dump the Chump
  • Rosie Swanson: Fourth-Grade Geek for President
  • Skinnybones
  • Guess Who""
Junie B. Jones
  • Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
  • Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business
  • Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth
  • Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying
  • Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake
  • Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday
  • Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren
  • Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed
  • Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
  • Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal
  • Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy
  • Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy
  • Junie B. Jones Is (Almost) a Flower Girl
  • Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime
  • Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket
  • Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day
  • Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl
  • Junie B. Jones loves Frodo
Junie B. Jones, First Grader
  • Junie B. First Grader (at last!)
  • Junie B. First Grader: Boss of Lunch
  • Junie B. First Grader: Toothless Wonder
  • Junie B. First Grader: Cheater Pants
  • Junie B. First Grader: One-Man Band
  • Junie B. First Grader: Shipwrecked
  • Junie B. First Grader: BOO. and I MEAN It!
  • Junie B. First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.)
  • Junie B. First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!
  • Junie B. First Grader: Dumb Bunny
  • Junie B.,First Grader: Big mouth may

===Top Secret, Personal Beeswax: A Journal by Junie

  • Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School

we all love that one

Junie B. Jones The Movie

On May 3, 2009 Rick Poeam decided to make a Junie B. Jones movie.This movie comes out June 21, 2010.Filming started around June 5, 2009.

External links References
  1. ^ Blais, Jacqueline. "Junie B. always has the bestest time". USA Today . June 30, 2004. Accessed November 22, 2007. "In a parallel universe in the 1950s, Park was a talkative schoolgirl in Mount Holly, N.J."

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Barbara Lynn Park (born 21 April. 1947 ) is an author of children's books.

Park is the daughter of a merchant and a secretary, Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey. [Blais, Jacqueline. [http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2004-06-30-junieb_x.htm "Junie B. always has the bestest time" ]. " USA Today ", June 30. 2004. Accessed October 22. 2007. "In a parallel universe in the 1950s, Park was a talkative schoolgirl in Mount Holly, N.J." ] From 1965 to 1967, she attended Rider College. later finishing her B.S. in 1969 at the University of Alabama. She married Richard A. Park in 1969. She has lived in Phoenix, Arizona for almost 30 years and has two sons, Steven and David, who are now both out of college.

The first book she wrote for children was "Operation: Dump the Chump"; the first one to be published, in 1981. her latest book is "Don't Make Me Smile" [ [http://www.yourlibrary.ws/childrens_webpage/j-author42002.html Greenville Public Library biography of Park ] ]. In it, a boy called Charlie has to deal with his parents' divorce. While divorce is a serious subject, the book is filled with humor, creating a balance between sadness and laughter. The main character is portrayed as an exasperating and funny kid who is likeable to the reader as he gradually accepts all the changes in his life.

Barbara Park's character specialty is the underdog in life: the child who is neither popular nor in control of his circumstances. This type of character is a great vehicle for humor. In " Skinnybones " ( 1982 ), Park's most popular book, main character Alex Frankovitch is a bad baseball player but his Little League exploits make readers laugh. "Skinnybones" has won many children's book awards chosen by children. In 1988. Park wrote a sequel to it called "Almost Starring Skinnybones".

In 1985 she wrote a book called "Buddies", about a group of girls at camp who have to get rid of an outsider.

Park is well-known for her series of books for beginning readers starring the character Junie B. Jones ; to date she has published 27 Junie B. novels. It should be noted that the Junie B. Jones books are complete with poor and incorrect grammar, incomplete sentences and slang, making their use as a learning tool questionable.

Humor permeates Barbara Park's books for children. The author says that having two sons has influenced her writing and kept her tuned into situations that are humorous to children. She feels that by preserving and nurturing the child in her own personality she maintains her creativity.

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Stone Soup an Essay Written by Barbara Kingsolver - Madurodam has been the smallest city in the Netherlands since its inception in 1952. Its tributaries and canals measuring no more than a finger’s width. Its ornately crafted Dutch gabled houses would make amiable summer residences for rodents. Its immaculate portrayal of railway lines would have any train-spotter paralyzed with awe. This war-monument-turned-amusement-park steals the imagination of children and adults alike. There is a certain human tendency to associate affection with objects of a reduced size. [tags: family-of-dolls, Andy Warhol, madurodam]
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Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian - Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian Barbara Tuchman was known for being one of the best American writers and historians of her time. Born in to a very wealthy and prestige family, her interest in history was adopted through her lifestyle. Her father was not only a banker, philanthropist, and publisher but was also the president of the American Jewish Committee from 1941 to 1943. Her uncle, Henry Morgenthau Jr. served as the Secretary of Treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While growing up she attended private schools in New York and received a B.A. [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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Barbara Tuchman - Barbara Tuchman 1912-1989 On a cold winter morning on January 30th in 1912 a baby girl was born to the proud parents of Maurice and Alma Wertheim. Her name was Barbara. She would someday come to be known as Barbara Tuchman, narrative historian and writer. Barbara was born into a comfortable home in New York, New York. She had a middle class up bringing and both her mother and father came from distinguished families. They also were probably well off because of her fathers great success in business. [tags: Biography]

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Barbara Boxer - Barbara Boxer, born Barbara Levy Boxer, is currently a Democratic U.S. Senator from California. She was first elected to office in 1992. During her terms in office, Boxer has advocated environmental issues, health care, women's rights, public safety, and the economy. She has proven to be dedicated to the causes that she said she would fight for. She has voted against bills such as the Firearms Manufacturer Bill (which failed) and voted for the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (which passes). [tags: Biography]

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Comparing Characters in Major Barbara and Pygmalion - Comparing Characters in Major Barbara and Pygmalion Andrew Undershaft and Alfred Doolittle, two characters from Bernard Shaw's plays Major Barbara and Pygmalion, have a similar nature but strikingly different views of morality and poverty. Undershaft is an "unashamed" capitalist, and nothing clouds his view of his business plans. Doolittle is a man who would much rather have a life of poverty than be troubled with the responsibility of being well-off. Although their perspectives differ, they both live for themselves. [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Motherhood in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Motherhood in The Bean Trees In the novel, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, we watch as Taylor grows a great deal. This young woman takes on a huge commitment of caring for a child that doesn't even belong to her. The friends that she acquired along the way help teach her about love and responsibility, and those friends become family to her and Turtle. Having no experience in motherhood, she muddles through the best she can, as all mothers do. Marietta was raised in a small town in Kentucky. [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]

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Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese - Coal: A Human History was written by Barbara Freese to focus on the history of coal and how mankind has used it as part of their lifestyle. Ever since the times when early nomads used the slash-and-burn method, coal has been around acting as jewelry for the Romans and as fuel for peasants and the noble class in Britain. Coal was in such high demand that many inventions were utilized for the convenience of retrieving it from intolerable conditions such as vacuums and the construction of more efficient underground tunnels. [tags: Coal Natural Resource History]

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Barbara Stoller Miller's Bhagavad Gita - Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita This modern day translation of the Bhagavad Gita, written by Barbara Stoller Miller, focused briefly on Krishna’s Counsel in Time of War. It was a fairly short yet in depth description of Hindu beliefs and the conflicts that humans encounter when deciding which path to follow. The translation is in poetic form, and is divided between eighteen teachings, or chapters if you will. Each teaching focuses on one discipline of the mind, revealed through the Hindi god Krishna, to the man seeking knowledge at the time of his life’s most crucial stage, Arjuna. [tags: Essays Papers]

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Injustice Towards Immigrants Exposed in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Since the creation of the United States, there have been several enormous waves of immigration into the country. Many people come here to pursue the freedom they have always craved. In the book, The Bean Trees, this is a familiar concept to the characters Estevan and Esperanza. They have migrated from Guatemala all the way to the state of Arizona where they will meet the protagonist, Taylor. Throughout the story Taylor learns the couple’s struggle of being undocumented immigrants in the United States. [tags: The Bean Trees]
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When I Was Gone by Sue Miller and The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The loss of belonging is often perceived as a negative concept; however, this loss sparks a long journey to self-discovery which ultimately transforms an individual. In Sue Miller’s When I Was Gone and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees, the female protagonists, Jo Becker and Taylor Greer, are consumed by emptiness and a sense of loss. With adolescence comes pressure; they are pressured to conform to notions of social conventions. However, this pressure eventually leads to a reluctance to conform to social expectations and they soon reject societal views. [tags: role of women, motherhood, docile]
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Leadership Versus Management: Exploring Leadership by Co-author, Barbara Kellerman - Several weeks ago, I stumbled on this quote “Greatness is not a function of circumstance; greatness is largely a matter of conscience, choice and discipline” by Jim Collins. Halfway into my Leadership One class, after a sober reflection; I realized that all the great leaders I had heard of and known personally exhibited traits of fascinating discipline, intense consciousness amongst other factors. Another interesting observation showed the allegiances of these leaders to a supernatural being. In my opinion, leaders and managers have quite a clear distinction which is tersely explained as “managers do things right and leaders do the right thing.” Nonetheless, managers administer and leaders. [tags: greatness, discipline, sucess]
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Most Common Writing Mistakes by Frank Salomon - "I can't take it anymore. It seems that the writer of at least one article in practically every newspaper or magazine I pick up has used the word loose where lose is correct. A recent newspaper article about a baseball player reported that he has 'a nerve problem in his right elbow that has caused him to loose muscle mass in his right hand.' I don't know what punishments Word Court is allowed to give out, but please make this one of your most severe." A quote Rory M. Wohl had commented in the article "Word court" by Barbara Wallraff. [tags: word court, barbara wallraf]
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Importance of Religion in A Lesson Before You Die - A Fatalistic Predisposition before Settling In In an 1973 interview conducted by Forrest Ingraham and Barbara Steinberg, Ernest J. Gaines states that although he is not devoutly religious, it is his belief that “for you to survive, you must have something greater than what you are, whether it’s religion or communism, or capitalism or something else, but it must be something above what you are” (Gaines and Lowe 52). When applied to the narrator of his subsequent work, A Lesson Before Dying, it would seem that this principle is reflected in the one thing Grant Wiggins initially holds above himself. [tags: Forrest Ingraham, Barbara Steinberg]
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The Path of the Redeemed -. Of the three daughters that made survived throughout the novel, Rachel was originally the most driven to return home, America, yet ironically of the remaining children she is the only one who never returns back to America. Leah’s path to redemption is one of suffering. Just as her father take the blame for the death of the fallen soldiers from his past, Leah feels as though all that is going wrong in the Congo is somehow her fault. She continues to try and make things better and even dedicates her life to fight the injustice in Congo along with Anatole. [tags: The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver]
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Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone - Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone The title of Barbara Blaugdone’s memoir is An Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone, with “travels” highlighted by its enormous size. Indeed, when reading the book the reader is perhaps most struck by Blaugdone’s excessive, nearly constant travel habits. It may even be argued that at its heart the book is a travel narrative and not a memoir or even a religious account. She traipses about the seas around the British Islea, not only in England but also venturing to Ireland to proselytize and preach to those yet untouched by the Quaker message. [tags: Quaker Philosophy Religion]
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Low Wage Jobs and Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed - McDonalds, Wal-Mart, and cleaning services: all of these have one thing in common-they are all minimum wage jobs. Their pay is low and work load high, and because of this living as a low wageworker is never easy. One must handle many hardships in order to make a few meager dollars, with which most cannot sufficiently live. 'The 'living wage' in the United States is between $9-10.18; sounds great to a college student, but in the real world this kind of money just isn't going to cut it,' (Ramisch). [tags: Poverty in America]
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Critique of Barbara Huttman’s A Crime of Compassion - Critique of Barbara Huttman’s “A Crime of Compassion” Barbara Huttman’s “A Crime of Compassion” has many warrants yet the thesis is not qualified. This is a story that explains the struggles of being a nurse and having to make split-second decisions, whether they are right or wrong. Barbara was a nurse who was taking care of a cancer patient named Mac. Mac had wasted away to a 60-pound skeleton (95). When he walked into the hospital, he was a macho police officer who believed he could single-handedly protect the whole city (95). [tags: Euthansasia Mercy Killing Essays]

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Critical Analysis of The Electronic Sweatshop by Barbara Garson - Critical Analysis of The Electronic Sweatshop by Barbara Garson *No Works Cited Summary In her introduction, Barbara Garson gives the reader an idea of her personal work experience as a clerk with automation. One can see that Garson is a strong critique of automation. In order to convey how automation is affecting our society the author begins by analyzing and studying various jobs from the bottom on up (i.e. starting with the most unskilled labor). Chapter one examines the various occupations at McDonalds's. [tags: Papers]

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Balancing the Individual with the Community in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - In an interview with Barbara Kingsolver by David Gergen, editor-at-large for U.S. News & World Report, Kingsolver states, I think everything I write is about the idea of community and about the special challenge in the United States of balancing our idealization of the individual, or glorification of, of personal freedom and the individual with the importance of community, how to balance those two offices. (Qtd. by Gergen) I found this idea of Kingsolver's to be the basis of her book The Bean Trees. [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]
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The Use of Irony in Barbara L. Greenberg's The Faithful Wife - The Use of Irony in Barbara L. Greenberg's The Faithful Wife "The Faithful Wife" by Barbara L. Greenberg is a fascinating, satirical account of what the speaker would do if she were unfaithful to her husband. Upon the first reading of this poem, I thought the woman in this poem was saying that her husband was irreplaceable and because of that she would never be unfaithful. Also I thought that if she did betray him, she would choose someone totally different from him, which somehow wouldn't dishonor this great man. [tags: Greenberg Faithful Wife Essays]
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Barbara Streisiand's Speech at the 1992 Crystal Awards - Barbara Streisiand's Speech at the 1992 Crystal Awards In Barbra Streisiand's speech at the 1992 Crystal Awards, she expresses discontent with the negative "way women are viewed in a male dominated society". She has a strong dislike for the fact that women and men are respected and admired for reasons that are so alike and defined degradingly different. I understand her anger and I think she is handeling it in the most effective manner possible. She is at the ceremony to present or receive an award. [tags: Papers]

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The Growth of Marietta in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - The Growth of Marietta in The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver, in the novel The Bean Trees, portrays the story of a young woman, Marietta Greer, learning about love, responsibility, friendship and the human condition. All of us can relate to the struggles of every day life; however, it is when we must deal with issues that we would rather run from that show our true character. Sooner or later, we all have to confront issues that life bestows on us. Marietta embarks on her journey west in a 1955 Volkswagen with a pledge to get away from Kentucky. [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]

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The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver In Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Bean Trees” the main theme of the story lies within the role female characters, yet emphasis of the story is on the female characters, but the male characters have the same type of conflicts as the females throughout the story. Kingsolver’s style of writing raises problems that modern people can relate to: “In her stories Kingsolver addresses conventional relationships in contemporary situations: single mothers juggling responsibility… married couples considering parenthood… estranged lovers or families trying to bridge gaps they do not understand” (Hirabayashi). [tags: Papers]

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Seeking Solace in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Seeking Solace in The Bean Trees Many aspects of life are explored in Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Bean Trees. A young woman named Marietta Greer from Kentucky wanted to strike out on her own, leaving behind everything she ever knew, just to start a new life. Many children want to do this at an early age so they can experience life on their own yet they don't realize the dangers involved. Everyone that leaves the solace of their own home needs loving support to keep them going through life. [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]

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The Changeable Nature of Life in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The Changeable Nature of Life in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Life is constantly changing, like clouds in the sky; always shifting and turning. People never really know which way life will turn next, bringing them fortune or failure. When you look at how things change it is best to compare it to something that you can relate it to. The changeable nature of life can be related to the novel 'The Bean Trees.' This is a book written almost entirely on dealing with changes in the characters lives. [tags: Life Changes Bean Trees Essays Kingsolver]

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Self-discovery in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams - Self-discovery in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams Although, on the surface, Animal Dreams is a book about family conflict, the central theme is about self-discovery. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver is a story about a family who lived in the town of Grace. The history behind Grace is very vivid and descriptive. The family that becomes the reader's concern, is the Noline family. The family members are Homero Noline and his daughters Cosima and Halimeda. Cosima or Codi, as she is known in the book, comes back to Grace after fourteen years. [tags: Kingsolver Animal Dreams Essays]
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Effect of Multiple Plots in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The Bean Trees, written by Barbara Kingsolver, uses multiple plots throughout the novel. At the beginning, two plots are introduced. One involves Missy/ Taylor, the protagonist in the story, and the other involves Lou Ann. Kingsolver unites these two plot by having them move in together. Other minor plots describe the life of other characters such as Estevan and Esperanza, Edna and Virgie, and Mattie. Multiple plots in The Bean Trees increase suspense and depth in the story. The main characters in The Bean Trees are Taylor and Lou Ann. [tags: essays research papers]

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Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed - Movies don’t always do a good book justice. The same thing can be said about plays. ‘Nickel and Dimed’ at the University of Iowa is a fine attempt to illustrate Barbra Ehrenreich’s book of minimum wage workers and the difficulties they face finically. As a college student, concentrated in my own daily schedule, attending the Nickel and Dimed production was a change in my routine. I was looking forward to the many story lines that would be produced on the stage. I was more connected to the first story in particular because I was previously in the food business. [tags: essays research papers]

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Allie’s Basketball Dream - Allie’s Basketball Dream Just by looking at the cover of the story “Allie’s Basketball Dream” by Barbara Barber I could already tell that the story itself seems to be an ideology. The ideology is not hard to figure out; even the name of the story gives it away. Most girls dream of being a ballerina, a princess, or even a vet but with Allie’s case she wants to be professional basketball player. When I first picked up this book, the name of the book intrigued me to want to read it because I never would have guessed a girls dream would be to be a professional basketball player. [tags: Literary Analysis, Barbara Barber]

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The End of Painting by Douglas Crimp - Perpetual Subjectivity In existential thought it is often questioned who decides what is right and what is wrong. Our everyday beliefs based on the assumption that not everything we are told may be true. This questioning has given light to the subjective perspective. This means that there is a lack of a singular view that is entirely devoid of predetermined values. These predetermined values are instilled upon society by various sources such as family to the media. On a societal level this has given rise to the philosophy of social hype. [tags: social signs and symbols, barbara rose]
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Overcoming Personal Challenges Analysis - If we let our personal challenges destroy us, then we are nothing and have nothing to offer the world. It is important that we take control of our situation and use the personal hardship as an opportunity to better ourselves. It takes a keen eye and careful self-evaluation to remove any inclusions that will mar the beautiful diamond we possess in all of us. Each one of us is shaped into a distinctive cut of stone, giving way to different grades of clarity and color, making us rare, valuable, and uniquely our own. [tags: frederick douglas, barbara ehrenreich, racism]
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Childhood Influences Our Future Decisions, as Seen in “Thank you, Ma’m” by Langston Hughes and “Spilled Salt” by Barbara Neely - Certain factors in a person’s childhood can influence the decision that a person makes. These factors are likely very significant and can change the perspectives of different people. Langston Hughes, the writer of Thank You M’am, and Barbara Neely, the writer of Spilled Salt, both use various literary techniques to convey to the theme of childhood having an influence on a person’s behavior and decisions. These techniques allow the authors to present this theme more successfully through the use of sympathy, humor, and character. [tags: childhood, poetry, Thank you, Ma’m, Langston Hughe]

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When God is Silent - The book is titled "When God is Silent" by Barbara Brown Taylor. This book has three main points titled famine, silence, and restraint. On the first chapter she starts out by asking, "How shall I break the silence?"(pg.3). This first chapter focuses on "famine" which is the scarcity of food, but what she really means is the hunger that we have for God these days, how we try to find him and seems like we can't because God is silent. She states that according to a survey of people’s greatest fears, fear of public speaking rates much higher than fear of sickness or death (pg. [tags: Literary Analysis, Barbara Brown Taylor]

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Humour and Conflict in the scene in which Rita and Barbara Clash from Billy Liar - Humour and Conflict in the scene in which Rita and Barbara Clash from Billy Liar Task: ‘Explain how both humour and conflict are created in the scene in which Rita and Barbara clash’ Billy liar is set in 1959, at the time of the teenage rebellion and the start of the swinging sixties. This is reflected in the play because there are still some ‘old Fashioned’ People around i.e. Barbara, which tells me that the ‘new age’ hasn’t affected some people yet. And there are also people like Liz who are really taking to the new style of living. [tags: Billy Liar Keith Waterhouse Plays Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism - A Comparison of Nicknames in A Doll's House and Major Barbara - Symbolism of Nicknames in A Doll's House and Major Barbara The use of nicknames in literature is an important tool in which the author can provide insight into the attitudes of the characters toward each other and to provide illumination as to the nature of specific characters. Two such pieces of literature in which these attitudes and illumination can be evidenced are A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen and Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw. The attitudes of the characters in A Doll's House, more specifically Torvald Helmer and the maid Anne-Marie, toward Nora can be evidenced with the names by which she is referred. [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - Explication of theme: The Poisonwood Bible exemplifies the importance of language, especially foreign languages. It is fairly obvious that language plays a role in this work- an English-speaking white Christian family moves to a rich, multicultural society. This new society has picked up on “easy” English phrases, but also speaks French, and its native African languages. Language can be seen as not only a sign of knowledge and scholarship, but a sign of close or open-mindedness. Language is associated with imperialism (especially in this novel, and especially relating to the United States). [tags: Importance of Language, Literary Analysis]
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Comparison Between Piano Concert By Barbara Wieman And Sacramento Cham - Comparison Between Piano Concert by Barbara Wieman and Sacramento Chamber Orchestra On Feb 20,1997, I attended a piano concert that was performed by Barbara Wieman. The performance was held at the American River College Music Department choir room. The choir room holds about 100 people and every seat was taken and students were seated on the floor. The audience was dressed casual as everyone was students trying to do their concert papers. Barbara Weiman was also dressed casual but nice. The piano concert started at 12:20pm and was finished at 1:05pm. [tags: essays research papers]

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Facing the Village by Lenore Look and A Fist in the Eye of God by Barbara Kingsolver - Facing the Village by Lenore Look and A Fist in the Eye of God by Barbara Kingsolver Common human attributes are normal to acquire, yet Americans seem to pick and choose how they want to acquire these traits, whether it’s excessively or minimally. In both readings, “Facing the Village” by Lenore Look and “A Fist in the Eye of God” by Barbara Kingsolver, the authors present many human attributes and the pros and cons of how Americans act. In “Facing the Village,” Lenore Look starts out being the typical, ignorant, greedy, arrogant, and unstable judge of how to trust someone American. [tags: American Society Compare contrast]

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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver - Covered in sweat and desperation, the boy pulled back his aching arms and casted the reel, again. Under the huffing of his breath, one could hear his hushed swears. Glazed over eyes and blistered hands, made up what was left of him. His mind boggled at what could happen if he failed once more. His parched throat leads him to remembering his jug of water in the corner of the dinghy. Perhaps he could reach over and grab the water; however, he had his eyes set on the bait and just as he nearly glanced away, the bait jerked under the water. [tags: diego rivera, frida, harrison sheperd]
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Lessons of Major Barbara, Good Woman of Setzuan, and Madwoman of Chaillot - Lessons of Major Barbara, Good Woman of Setzuan, and Madwoman of Chaillot Philosophers all over the world have pondered over the idea of evil. This brings up another extremely essential question, “how should we live?” Because we know that evil is existent in our world, does that mean we must live with the knowledge, accept it and conform to society’s ideal that only the cunning survive? Or do we keep our original identity of purity and goodness at heart in our everyday lives. The three pieces of literature that we read all deal with this dilemma in different ways. And like in all good stories, good prevails over evil. [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Theme of Maturity in The Bean Trees and The Catcher in the Rye - Missing Works Cited How does one know that a person is maturing. Are there signs. What defines maturity. “A mature person assumes responsibility for his or her actions” (“Maturity”) but does that mean someone who cannot do that should not be considered mature. In The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, both Holden and Taylor go through a period in their lives where they start “putting aside ‘toys’ and fantasies. seeing the world as it really is” (“Maturity”). [tags: J.D. Salinger Barbara Kingsolver]

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To what extent is Cultural Arrogance a driving force of conflict in The Poisonwood Bible? - The Poisonwood Bible is a novel written by Barbara Kingsolver, portraying the life of the Price family, coming from Georgia to the Congo as a missionary family. By analyzing the cultural arrogance Kingsolver includes in the novel, it is possible to understand the many compositions the bring books, in relation to how the people live in comparison to different geographical and economical locations of the country, why certain things are necessary to happen and the relation of nature and man. Analyzing the cultural arrogance allows the readers to understand the two major perspectives in the book, and how they interact with each other. [tags: Barbara Kingsolver, Congo, man vs nature]
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The Guns of August - The Guns of August Barbara Tuchman's Pulitzer prize-winning book about the start of World War I is a fascinating and detailed work that delivers the thoughts and actions of the belligerents and their previously mysterious leaders to life on every page. This military history of the first month of the war is written in a way as to keep the reader interested because of the great detail. The author also manages to write about the events in such a manor as the reader sees them as they happened. Despite any previous knowledge about the historical events of the war, the book manages to keep you wondering if the Germans will succeed in its aims. [tags: Papers Barbara Tuchman Novels]

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Panama Deception - The “Panama Deception,” directed by Barbara Trent of the Empowerment Project and narrated by actress Elizabeth Montgomery, observes a distinct failure to implement 20th-century democracy in Latin America in the late '80s and early '90s. More specifically, the film documents the U.S. invasion of Panama under "Operation Just Cause” during this period, showing how the cause was anything but just. Rather, the film shows how the Operation intended to impose a biased renegotiation of the aforementioned treaties. [tags: cinematography, Barbara Trent director]
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The Beast in the Jungle by George and Barbara Perkings - A narcissist is one who believes “he or she is ‘special’ and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special” people. They exploit others for their own advantage, lack empathy, and are “preoccupied with fantasies” or ideals that can be unrealistic. They believe they are the “primary importance in everybody’s life”. (“Narcissistic Personality”) Henry James’ theme in his short story, “The Beast in the Jungle”, is about a man, who is so egotistical and self-absorbed that he misses what life has to offer him, in particular, love, because of the narcissistic behavior he is doomed to live a life of loneliness and misery. [tags: john marcher, narcissist]
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