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Multi-Family Therapy oY love the Dear CanadaDear America etc series Thisne was a little disappointing though It is the story National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition of a young girl who becomes a teacher like her deceased father rather than be sent to a girls home Some elementsf the story were good and she did develop ver the course f the book But I felt the dialogue was stilted at times and the language verall was a bit too modern My husband is really cool Okay so you re thinking what exactly does that have to do with this book Okay well he planned a surprise trip ut west for A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged our anniversary and he bought me a book for every place where we would be staying Our first stop was Broken Bow Nebraska You folks are all readers right So you know why my dude s a keeper This book was pretty good though I was reading it as an adult andbviously it s aimed at upper elementarymiddle grade readers I m a teacher so I was thinking about which Think good thoughts about a pussycat of my students would enjoy it I d say that I ve read better YA and Middle Grade books There was a sprinklingf modern language and turns f phrase that distracted me from the time period in which the story takes place As a teacher I definitely felt for the main character as she struggled to take her father s place and do her job with no support from the community no textbooks and a garbage classroom A lot f teachers this very second are in a similar situation I couldn t help but put myself in Sarah Jane s shoes The snowstorm element brought up good memories f reading The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder But then I thought maybe I should just re read The Long Winter Some very good descriptions I loved how the wind was personified in the story and when I got to Broken Bow yeah the wind feels like it s ut to get you The story could have done a little with the Native Americans The characters were Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos operating under racist misinformation that was disproven but it wasn t something that was lingeredn r developed On the ther hand I really felt like there was something romantic between the landlady and the priest that was never developed I thought that was a cool subplot especially because the MC was too young to really get what was going Tea for Ruby on but nothing camef it which wasn t very rewarding for people who bother to pay attention to subtext Might be worth adding to your classroom library as I think it would definitely interest some readers This ne was pretty slow for me The plot doesn t move very fast and the characters weren t especially engrossing I did enjoy the look it provided at prairie teachers especially since my parents are both teachers The historical details were interesting and it did show how far education has come I remember how badly I hate diary #books as soon as I started reading She waved her napkin #as soon as I started reading She waved her napkin front f Miss Kizer s cat s face and then when it didn t react she threw her napkin at it That says a lot about a character the little brat It was funny that when she went to Ida s to get her
DAD S PAMPHLET ON TEACHING IN NEBRASKA IDA ANNOUNCED s pamphlet n teaching in Nebraska Ida announced front she went to Ida s to get her dad s pamphlet n teaching in Nebraska Ida announced in front her parents and guests that Sarah had a uestion for her dad and then left her alone Sarah couldn t believe that she d called her ut and left her by herself So she bucked up and told her whole story about wanting to teach and sold herself n her ualities when really Ida had been stealing the pamphlet for her and couldn t believe she d just told them like that Sarah was getting I only Like the Fingers of the Guy I Hate, Vol. 1 on my nerves how she reacted to Mr Gaddis treatment He didn t want her to become a teacher and voted against hern the school board but was The Whistle Pig outvoted He was stern and strict about her associating with the students since she s a teacher now Ida wanted to come with her to see the school but Sarah wouldn t let her becausef him And at church she kept moving away from Ida when Mr Gaddis was looking at her Sarah and Ida were alone at the school and laughed about a joke and Sarah looked around for him feeling guilty for laughing aloud You can have friends utside f schoolthat s taking it way too far A boy named Charles was 15 r 16 and I like how he stuck up for Sarah against the troublemakers A kid suggested they take the book from Sarah and finish the story and Charles said no ne but Sarah would touch it Sarah told Fred he had to chop wood and he refused and Charles said he would make him Some authors write these adult philosophical themes and ideas that kids would never have Like doing her thinking when she s walking and wondering what Miss Kizer was thinking about when she was walking And wondering what Miss Kizer hears in the wind and what she s afraid Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things of The Reverend was using scare tactics against her and goingn about sinners and I didn t care Sarah went to bed and then woke up when she heard Reverend Lauter and Miss Kizer talking got up to write their entire conversation down even though she was tired so she would know it was not just the wind A Stepdaughter In Heat or a dream That makes senseIt was cute that the kids went sledding and Charles crashed into her and she fellver and her dress came up ver her head and everyone saw her underthingsCarl had missed school and Sarah was going to speak to his parents Ida wanted to come along but prim and proper Sarah did. Hools were inadeuate at best Some returned home unable to endure the hardships f prairie life but thers were comm. Originally I picked this book up because my great grandmother was a teenage ne room schoolhouse teacher in Louisiana and I had already read her journal and wanted to compare What I got was somewhat satisfyingWhen a fourteen year ld rphan girl named Sarah Jane is almost forced to abandon her current hometown You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series of Broken Bow Nebraska and move to anrphan girls asylum not a mental asylum mind you she comes up with a plan become a teacher She figures it will be somewhat easy her father was a teacher and she had many poems memorized As it turns ut being a teacher is anything but How will she deal with bad chilren angry parents storms Indians an upset reverend and And how will she cope with her father s deathThis book is kay for the most part but it was a little slow paced and dull The writing was descriptive something I like However #f there is too many details and not enough moving forward it #there is too many details and not enough moving forward it easily lose it s interest Compared to my great grandmother her life is not nearly as exciting but I don t mind that I recommend this to anyone who doesn t mind a slow book This addition to the Dear America series takes place Women and Social Work: Towards a Woman-Centered Practice on the American prairief Nebraska in the 1880 s Sarah Jane has recently lost her father and is at risk f being sent to a girls home In rder to stay in the town The Cowboys of Broken Bow Sarah Jane lies about her age inrder to get the town to approve her as the new teacher for the spring term a position her father was Sins of Treachery originally supposed to take Sarah Jane is given the position and must learn how to handle her groupf students Also included are information about life n the prairie and ne roomed schoolhouses My Grandfather's Prison: A Story of Death and Deceit in 1940s Kansas City of the timeI enjoyed the Dear AmericaMy Name is America series growing up but somehow missed thisne The idea f a story set n the prairie initially intrigued me so I decided to read this Sarah Jane s story is a bit slower moving than the Whos Next? Guess Who! other storiesf the series that I have read The story also ends rather abruptly in my pinion with not much f a focus Papi's Gift on Sarah Jane s experiences as being a young teacher Still it is worth trying to see how you like it especially if the topic interests you Interesting story about a 14 yrld young lady who uses her whits and begins teaching school in soddy in Nebreska 1883Faith life teaching people make up this book Sarah Jane rphaned in a small Nebraska town called Broken Bow decides to take n the job f teacher rather than being sent to an rphanage a few towns away Then there s tension with just about every authority figure in town before it magically gets resolved because this is a kid s book guys We can t have cranky adults when the heroine is being awesome
RIGHT1 HER MOTIVATION FOR STAYING INHer motivation for staying in town washer dad s grave2 Her friend Ida read like the snotty 9 year グライネリエ 1 [Grainerie 1] old cousin you hangut with because your mother told you to and not because you particularly like them But they were supposed to be bffs3 Seriously SO MANY CRANKY ADULTS 4 Sarah Jane lies to get the job as teacher but that never becomes a relevant plot point again So you know5 Such a slow moving monstrosity Perhaps it s just because I am no longer the presumed demographic for this book but wow was I disappointed by this ne I remember always feeling surprised at the end f a Dear America book that the heroine was fictional because the world they lived in was so fully realized But Sarah Jane and Broken Bow both felt so flat and transparent that it took me dragging myself through diary entry by diary entry to complete this bookDisappointing Dear America really picks some dd topics to focus n My Face to the Wind is about teaching school in the West And it s about as interesting as it soundsI m sure that topic could be made interesting Laura Ingalls Wilder s story in These Happy Golden Years comes to mind but the book takes way too long to get to the actual teaching part and there isn t enough conflict The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within or tension to keep things interesting Oh sure Sarah Jane has some problems with her pupils but not that much and there s very littlef the novel actually focused The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry on teaching Mostf the time Sarah Jane is File Under: Arson only briefly describing what she does while expoundingn the tension at her boarding house Wicked Sense orn brief clashes with the studentsThere s also such a strange inclusion here f a Reverend character In the Historical Note Murphy talks about religion so it s not strange to have a Reverend What s strange is that the Reverend s actions are contrasted with that f the boarding house Powerless Against You owner Miss Kizer and there s andd scene where Sarah Jane bserves Miss Kizer reading her Bible and thinking and smiling and Sarah Jane thinks Hmm I wonder what she s thinking about Then it never comes up again So whatever comparison Murphy was trying to make falls a bit flat amidst all the ther preachinessA lack f conflict in My Face to the Wind coupled with a lack f focus Dobys Lessons (Brats in Training on the actual teaching and weak student confrontations makes it very boring What saves it from a 15 rating is some interesting revelations about state law hiring teachers andther historical details Yet it s still another random topic uncompelling Dear America book to throw The Texan Meets His Match on the pile I usuall. In the late 1870s many young teachers traveled West to earn money and make a new life for themselves However the sc. N t let her and Ida fumed about Mr Gaddis It got sold reading how she was tired but she sat down to write this so she d get it all down and not forget anything Ugh Having the character constantly talk about writing the book is really annoying It wasn t until almost the end that Sarah stood beside Ida at church when Mr Gaddis was there She finally decided she could stand with her students if she wantedGee now nifty I was so irritated at the drawn ut ridiculousness f this Ida business that I didn t even care The school was destroyed during the blizzard and Mr Gaddis said a home would be rented and Sarah and Ida asked for desks and blackboards and supplies Sarah also asked for a bell she could ring for school to start in session and Mr Gaddis had a flicker f a smile He d finally come around to her Sarah taught for 36 years She earned her teaching certificate when she was 19 and her master s a few years later The two rowdy boys became photographers and took pics f settlers Ida never married and bought up farms until she had a big house and she took in The Heretic's Handbook (Kindle Single) orphans Sarah didn t have muchf a social life but she stayed friends with Ida and helped Miss Kizer I was hoping for something with Charles since they were close in age but nothing at all had happened And then she was 25 and sitting in the school after class and a lone rider came up He got down and took his hat Blue Guide New York off and said Miss Price I believe I am well enough established in business and confident about my future to ask you to marry me I LOVED it So why hadn t she prepared anyf this and built up the relationship WHY Almost everyone in town went to their wedding and they lived utside f town in a brick house In the morning he went to the fields and she went to school and every night they talked about the day and the newspaper and read They had Monsieur de Saint-George: Virtuoso, Swordsman, Revolutionary: A Legendary Life Rediscovered one daughter Her dad never appeared to her again but she d goutside and listen to the wind anyway It sucked that she never felt him again It was so hard for schools to keep teachers that boards lowered the age and 13 15 year Garden of The Gods old girls would teach It might be held in someone s dining room with 4 5 students sitting at the table with the teacher A sod house could be turned into a school with 20 30r students aged 3 18 r lderWomen The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now often had caged birds to keep them company while the men worked in the fields Wood was scarce so settlers burned dried Buffalo chipsr Nebraska coal to fuel cooking fires People also used corn husks r dried grass twists I didn t enjoy reading this at all I don t know why I thought a diary book would #be kay when I hate diary books The story was #okay when I hate diary The story was so and undefined A girl became a teacher to avoid going to the Musical Mathematics: On the Art and Science of Acoustic Instruments orphanage and came up with ways to handle the unruly kids It was allver the place The evil preacher whose motives were never shared The guardian who seemingly callously agreed to send her away but then suddenly came around and acted nice like a completely different person The threat f the new
Hotel Running Her Outrunning her ut business The themes Where Alligators Sleep of walking and reading the Bible and getting visits from dead people The whole time it felt like a pale replicaf some Saraswati Park other work like it was trying to be something else but it ended up being nothing I kept waiting for the big answerr the big reveal but it all added up to nothing The whole thing felt completely pointless and I can see no reason for it The story literally had no point It was ambiguous just a tale Ten Weeks with Chinese Bandits of teaching and that s as exciting as it sounds 4 stars for My Face to the WindThoughts and PlotI feel like the synopsis should be rewritten Insteadf In the late 1870s many young teachers traveled West to earn money and make a new life for themselves However the schools were inadeuate at best Some returned home unable to endure the hardships f prairie life but thers were committed Jim Murphy s Sarah Jane Price stayed braving the rough conditions Young And Naive, Wasted Years of the West and the daily tasks that ensuedIt should really sayAfter the deathf her school teacher father 14 year Ebekulak old Sarah Jane Price decides to try her hand at teaching in his place insteadf being shipped Israeli Soldier Girl off to an Asylum for Orphaned Girls that would force her to work in a clothes factory 6 days a week to earn her keep Having no family to turn to it is really hernly Understories option to keep herself from being shippedff to the Orphanage Her school is basically a mound Commissar of dirtutside Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook of the town that has been hollowedut with a door and a window added The town council gave away the riginal school house to a handful f boarders after her father passed Despite The Firebrand Legacy opposition and the poor conditions Sarah Jane decides to stick itut and teach the unruly kids Making Instruments Count of Broken Bow AnyhowThis book is the fictitious diaryf 14 year The Kangaroo Pouch: A Story About Gestational Surrogacy For Young Children old Sarah Jane Price a recentlyrphaned girl who is struggling to keep herself ut f an Orphanage that runs n child labour an accepted practice at the time Sarah Jane lies about her age people as young as 16 were allowed to teach in Nebraska and starts n a campaign to get herself hired Treat on as the town teacher towns were reuired by law to provide schooling it its younger residents She gets the job but she snly paid 1 pe. Itted Jim Murphy's Sarah Jane Price stayed braving the rough conditions f the West and the daily tasks that ensued.