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6 Oct 2017
Thomas and friends was, to me, a picture book. One of the earliest memories I have of "reading."
I was in preschool during this time and The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of many popular books that we all read.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom was one of the best books I read. It too, was like a picture book. I was maybe 5 or 6 during this time.
I believe in the second grade, my English teacher had read the same book to us as a class. I felt so educated and ahead because I already knew what the book was about.
My grandmother took classes that helped her learn to speak English. So when she'd come home, sometimes I'd have to trans- late for her but this also helped me learn and excel in Spanish speaking.
Reading became slightly more serious because it them became a requirement and as I got older, I learned the importance of reading.
Some "big books" that I thought helped boost my reading and confidence was Esperanza Rising and Baseball in April.
My mother wanted my sister and I to get in the habit of reading on our own time outside of school. So she bought my first "adult book," called "A Child Called 'it.'"
Received my FIRST Catholic Bible and definitely was hard to interpret and understand and I still have it because it holds lots of value.
Since I had received and read A Child Called 'it,'" I was able to interpret To Kill A Mocking Bird a little easier. With this book, my class and I went into to DEEP depth when it came to under- standing the meaning of it as a whole.
Stolen Innocence, a book by Erin Merryn, was one of the first memoirs I read. Her story definitely opened my eyes and has made me become so much more aware of certain things.
A Separate Peace was a book that was very tough for me to read and understand as well. A lot of books that we read in grammar school had to do with slavery and/or the holocaust. This book happened to be about the holocaust.
The first easiest book I read when I entered high school was Persepolis. Was the easiest to understand and read, and probably the only book I actually enjoyed.
Then read Othello, a Shakespeare book. Definitely did not enjoy that book at all. The language/writing was hard to understand and I never found Shakespeare books to be interesting.
Currently reading Lord of the flies, book is somewhat keeping me engaged and entertained. Definitely have tried on working on reading on my own time, but it is tough.
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