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FC: I am . . . | BY: Angel Herrera | “We ignore the ones who adore us and adore the ones who ignore us.” -Drake

1: I dedicate this to my Mom for always being there for me and teaching me right from wrong.

2: Table ofcontents... | -Daddy? -Angel. . . -This i Beleive -This i Beleive -Bullying -The Outsiders -Yellow -Peacocks Killer -If she only knew -Its all a Lie | -Memoir -Poem -Paragraph -List -Paragraph -Essay -Poem -Persuasive paragraph -Short Story -Poem

3: ''All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.'' -Walt Disney

4: “Daddy?” In a heartbeat my face has dropped as my mother finally tells me the truth. It was very shocking for many of my close family members. My mom says she told everyone as she sobbed sadly, they gaped. My mom, blonde curly hair, short says it was one of the worst times of her life, but forgets that I never had a real chance to meet him. If I could have remembered back eleven years ago I know I would have heard the sad ear stabbing cries. It was a ceremony at my great grandma’s house. Purple flowers, black marble casket, the dark film of black covering my undeveloped eyes. When I go to her house I see me coloring in my Barbie coloring book watching dragon tales on her old black and white television, the smell of chili that has been cooking for hours, the sight of lime green paint peeling off the ancient walls. I visualize seeing all the hurt people there, me not knowing what is going on.

5: As my uncle, cousin, and grandpa carry off the casket everyone burst abnormally into tears as my last words to my father are “daddy?” This incident had happened 11 years ago. My mother tells me everything about him black curly hair, toothpaste commercial smile, towering over others. She has told me for as long as I can remember that he just never woke up. Although year of 2009 the truth has come out. My dad has past away.

6: Angel. . . I was the daughter not to get a valentine I felt the pinch of newborn fingers I lost friends I soon found out I didn’t need A girl stole my 2 month allowance prize My friends have put me through good times and bad I once curled a Barbie dolls hair, “bad idea.” I lost a tattered 3 year old baby doll I’ve felt the piercing pain of my ears twice | i’ve been scared of the green monster from under my bed I have secretly kept money in my shoes for the past three years

7: This I beleive Paragraph I beleive that the world should be equal. It shouldn't matter what your race, hair color,or eye color is. Even if your different from everybody else. I know people who get picked on because of the way they talk or even of what they wear. My bestfriend and I get made fun of all the time because we are mexican. There is teasing happening all over and nobody does anything about it.

8: This I Beleive List -Music makes the world go 'round -War is the lowest thought -Everyone is human -Forget the past -Red is the best color -Anything is possible -Hold on to your dreams -Your home is where your mom is -Nature is beautiful -Do something with education

9: -Money is controlling -Dancing is amazing -Parents should care but not to much -Death frightens me -The future frightens me -Fame ruins you -What is love?

10: Bullying! I think that bullying leads to more violence. This is like the holocaust because Hitler was like a bully towards was like Jews which created more violence. I think that bullying is getting worse every year. Some people who get bullied don't want it around them so they kill them selves. The university of MIchigan did a survey over 35 years. They found out that bullies grow up to be in court alot, alcoholics, their antisocial, and usually get divorces. Bullying relates to the colombine shooting because the kids who did the shooting were being bullied. One of our unit quotes was, "Take sides, nuetrality helps the oppresser, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormenter never the tormented."

11: "There has never been a good war or a bad peace." -Benjamin Franklin

12: The Outsiders In the novel, "The Outsiders," by S.E Hinton Johnny Cade lives an unwanted life. He; is a greaser which effects his life in many ways, he has many problems at home, and as well deals with gang rivalry in his miserable life. Johnny Cade was always the quiet boy in the group who never talked. He figures out his problems with the help of his friend's Darry, Sodapop, Ponyboy, dally, Steve, and two bit. Johnny Cade has learned to deal with his troubles at home. His mom is an alcoholic and is only gives little attention for him. His mom and dad are always fighting about everything, and they don't even pay attention to Johnny most of the time. Johnny's dad beats him, and once with a two by four. When he is at home he feels unwanted or like people don't want him. Result; of this he never wants to go home, he tries to avoid his dad, and he is always staying with his friends.

13: Johnny and his gang are known as greasers. They are known as this because they live on the bad side of town and are living in poverty. They have trouble with the rival gang called Socs. Socs; are a very wealthy people they don't have trouble with money nor appearance. The Socs always go jump or beat up greasers. They often chant, "Hey Grease." Johnny and his good friend Ponyboy's always have the most trouble with the Socs. Johnny used to be a talkative and fun but, after the incident he became silent and scared. Throughout town there had been drama or problems between greasers and Socs (socials). The effect of this Johnny has scars from being jumped while walking home alone. It was all because he had been a greaser that made a mistake. Since he got beat once before and, now he has carried a switch blade since. During a fight where quite a few Socs jumped him and his friend Ponyboy, Johnny killed a Soc by the name of Bob.

14: Through Johnny Cads struggling life he learns to deal with all of these problems. They still annoy or interrupt his everyday life but his close friends Ponyboy, Sodapop, Darry, Dallas, Two Bit, and Steve help one the way through the bumpy road Johnny Cade calls life. Because of all the adversity Johnny had faced he became a whole new person. Scared and afraid, shy, silent. But it wasn't a good change but, Johnny was still gold and smart. "Their gang couldn't get along without Johnny."

15: "I hope I never see Dallas Winston again. If I do I'd... probably fall in love with him." -Cherry Valance

16: Yellow Yellow is the color of deep dark secrets its the color of true love the color of lying Yellow is the color of truth its the color of true amazement the color of final peace Yellow is the color of forgiveness its the color of yawning the color of crying Yellow is the color of happiness its the color of emptiness the color of warmth Yellow is the color of evil its the color of courage the color of calmness

17: "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." -James Dean | “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” | “Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.”

19: Peacock Killer I think that killer was him self. First off, one of the guns was missing from the wall decor, and it it in his hand. Surely the killer would have brought his own gun. Secondly, the weapon is usually on or near you in a suicide crime scene. Finally, the front door was locked. If he was murdered then he couldn't of locked the door. The murderer probably wouldn't hide in the house, so it is clear Whinston Peacock commited suicide.

20: If she only knew There she lay. A baby sad, alone. Her mother putting her on a stiched cloth with patterns matching the rainforests. Is it hot, is thatwhy she has so no shirt. She sleeps alot maybe because her mother doesn't know she has a severe heart murmor. Does her mom ever stop and think is that maybe why she rubs and itches her eyes all day long. Maybe if her kind hearted

21: father hadn't of gone, when she was only a mere two weeks old. She could of possibly been treated right and got the care she was intended to have. If only her mom had just thought of someone but herself. The two month old baby girl wouldn't be laying on the stiched cloth matching the rainforest . . . without a heartbeat.

22: Its all a Lie When you walk toward me My heart beats When you hug me I can't breathe But hen you say I love you I know its all a lie

23: “Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.” | “True strength is delicate.” | My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. | "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent"

25: Your Mixbook was very cute and colorful. You did an amazing job!! Especially on the poem its all a lie. ~Destany | Angel you're an amazing friend! I love your writing especially your memoir. I love you to death! and your GOURGEUS! God bless, juanita -Abby S.

27: THe End!!! | Most of the stories that I invovled in this were ideas brought to me by my wonderful teacher miss stratton!!!

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