Friday, March 18, 2016

Summary

     Branch Rickey wanted to make a noble experiment, to make equality in baseball. Branch Rickey was the president of the Dodgers. When they were going to stay at a hotel they didn't let Charley Thomas stay because of his color. After this happened Charley Thomas was scratching his hand, when Branch see this he felt bad, which leaded him to trying this new experiment. He wanted to have a player that will not fight back against anyone else. He wanted a player that will not hold on to any grudges by what was being done to him. Wendell Smith, a news reporter, told Mr.Rickey that Jackie Robinson could be good enough to play in major leagues. After Jackie and Branch meet up, Branch is questioning Jackie to see if he can take all the abuse that will be given to him. In the end Jackie accepts the challenge.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Theme

     The conflict of the book " I Need My Monster" is that Ethan wanted his original monster, Gabe, that went fishing. He kept him in bed because of the scary physical features that he had like the long nails, the his spiked tail, and his loud snoring. Ethan wanted a monster that will be as scary as Gabe. That night 4 monsters appeared. They had long nails, but 2 of the monsters were girls. No monster seem good for Ethan. The the 5th monster was Gabe. Ethan finally went to sleep since he didn't had the courage to get out of bed. The theme of this story is that no one can replace your friends.