I chose this video of the U.S. Women's 4 x 100 Relay World Record at the London 2012 Olympics to make a connection with book, Patina, that I am reading. The connection that its has with my book is the main character Patina is running as the anchor for the girl's relay at their next meet. The details in the book that led me to this is the fact that Patina runs track and one of her events is the 4 x 100 Relay. The knowledge of my own that led me to this idea was that I remember watching the women set the world record live back in the summer of 2012.
This quote explains how Patina doesn't know how to respond when a girl who is sitting next to her asks her a question about her dad. Patina never talks about her dad who passed away other than with her family. So when Becca asks her if her dad still makes beets she gets a lump in her throat and struggles to give an answer. She is blindsided and tries to find a response.
I chose this photo to help explain the book I'm reading, Patina by Jason Reynolds, because in the story Patina's mother lost her legs due to diabetes and uses a wheelchair.
She got diabetes because after her husband died she found comfort in the same foods he used to make which were unhealthy sweets as her husband was a baker. Also, her mother's loss of her legs is what made Patina decide to use the gift of her own legs and run track.
"Praise the Lord," Ma sings, wheeling the chair back to give us enough space to come inside."
Hi, my name is Micah. The book genres that I enjoy are historic fiction, mystery, suspense/thriller, and fantasy. I chose to read a book by Jason Reynolds for my report book because I have several other books he wrote and he is currently my favorite author. Some recent titles that I have read include The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, and When I was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds.I chose Patina by Jason Reynolds as my current title because it is the sequel to Ghost which I read earlier in the year and enjoyed a lot.