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Dirt Washington would rather be playing basketball in the tournament instead of traveling to East Texas for a family reunion He hates to read but takes off on his own with a book to satisfy his parents Wa

  • Title: Dirt
  • Author: Teffanie Thompson
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dirt By Teffanie Thompson, Washington would rather be playing basketball in the tournament instead of traveling to East Texas for a family reunion He hates to read, but takes off on his own with a book to satisfy his parents Washington travels back to the past where he encounters his ancestor Square and witnesses the brutal punishment of a slave when he is caught reading.When he steps out of the cWashington would rather be playing basketball in the tournament instead of traveling to East Texas for a family reunion He hates to read, but takes off on his own with a book to satisfy his parents Washington travels back to the past where he encounters his ancestor Square and witnesses the brutal punishment of a slave when he is caught reading.When he steps out of the circle of dirt, Washington fears he may never be able to return to the present or see his family again.

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    1. Amazing little book I had no idea when I picked it up it was for middle school readers but as an adult in her 30s I absolutely loved this book Washington Square gets into trouble at school for his reading score and instead of playing basketball for the Summer like normal, he will be in Summer School In addition to that he is forced to read books that he doesn t want to read and also go to a boring family reunion in Texas While he was at the family reunion, he actually gets bored enough to read [...]

    2. This is the story of a boy who hates to read His parents tell him that he ll work on reading during the summer at the expense of traveling with his basketball team At a family reunion, he travels back to the past and confronts his hatred of reading.This is a very short novel It could easily be read by upper elementary children, but they probably won t get some of what is going on.

    3. Dirt by Teffanie Thompson is a young adult novel about Washington Square, a twelve year old boy who loves basketball and hates reading He and his family attend their family reunion where young Washington travels back to the days of slavery and meets his ancestors who risked their lives by learning to read Teffanie takes readers on a wild ride as Washington comes face to face with the freedom and empowerment that reading and literacy have afforded his lineage and the African American community as [...]

    4. Washington can think of no better way of spending his summer vacation than at a basketball tournament performing as a star in the sport he loves When his parents inform him he must give up his spot in the tournament to focus on his reading skills, Washington feels as if his life is ruined It gets worse when his parents insist he accompany them on a family reunion to East Texas with extended family he barely knows.While reading under a tree and with the help of red dirt, Washington travels back i [...]

    5. My daughter DeYonna read this book a 7th grader in North Carolina She also chose this book for a reading assignment and wrote a Conflict Contrast essay afterwards This is her review Dirt was a captivating read The story line was relatable because I m a young student and a athlete too It s about a young boy named Washington He enjoyed playing basketball but wasn t a big fan of school he barely passes the sixth grade His mother implements how important it was to have an education She made him read [...]

    6. Excellent read for young adults and adults Dirt is an excellent book that can absolutely be used as a teaching tool for parents and educators Dirt captures your attention from the first to the last sentence You are captured by the characters and find yourself on the journey through the past, present and future as one young man, Washington discovers his family roots and heritage and the power he has through reading Who knew that sitting under a tree and eating a little red dirt would cause such a [...]

    7. Excellent I thoroughly enjoyed Teffanie Thompson s DIRT It is a beautifully crafted middle grade short novel that is certain to inspire young African Americans to take advantage of the many opportunities that were denied to our ancestors because of the color of our skin Indeed, knowledge is power Knowledge is liberating And I absolutely love the creative way Thompson illustrates these truths DIRT is a quick and captivating read a journey from the present to the past and back a journey that is de [...]

    8. Destined to become a YA classic, Dirt s entertaining characters and captivating story line make it the perfect classroom novel Ms Thompson draws the reader into a realistic view of slavery as seen through the innocent eyes of a 21st century teenage boy, taking us back in time on a journey to solve a mystery of heritage and love In the end, strength of family prevails and both our young protagonist Washington and the reader are better for having made this journey.

    9. Promising school basketball star, Washington Square, seems to have everything going for but his parents believe otherwise He needs to build up his reading skills or forfeit his first love with sports Begrudgingly he attends what would be a boring family reunion Is he ever in for an enlightening surprise What does time travel and red dirt have to do with this story Enjoy the read to find out.

    10. Wow This is a great story It might have been short, but very powerful and it had wonderful life lessons Way to many of our people died for our rights, including our right to read I normally don t read books for young adults, but the author did such a good job, this book will be enjoyed by everyone who reads it.

    11. For readers young an avid and reluctant, Dirt inspires and call us all to cherish the power and blessings of reading and the freedoms and privilege granted to us by those who suffered to make this possible Without question, teachers should obtain this book

    12. While written as YA, DIRT appeals to adults as well, sharing the touching story of family, legacy, and literacy found in a world that includes a touch of magical realism.

    13. I LOVED this book Very original way to help children look back on our horrible history of slavery and encourage progress today I am not sure what grade this would be good for, that would be up to the adult and the child reading it I do think an adult should be involved for younger children I was wondering if I could read it to the second grade call I adopt to read to each year, but it s just too heavy for my limited exposure to them Still, it s definitely got a place.Kudos to the author and than [...]

    14. Dirt Teffanie ThompsonWashington is a young man that doesn t like to read He would rather go play basketball then go to an old stupid family reunion But it s not his choice Washington travels back in time when slaves were punish for knowing how to read.This is a great story for a young person who doesn t think education is important but that rapping or playing some sport is going to make him or her famous This book puts the importance of reading first and foremost I want to thank the author for [...]

    15. When I picked up this book I had no idea what to expect This is my first read by this author and it will not be my last This book tells the story of the importance of reading Wash loves basketball, but because he s in trouble at school his parents are making him read for the summer rather than play basketball Wash and his family go to a family reunion and he doesn t want to be there so he wanders off into the woods While his family searches for him, Was is transported to a time when black people [...]

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