There are a slim amount of writers who have the ability to capture the attention of an entire generation in the way that J.K. Rowling has. Rowling has been known as the writer to one of the bestselling series, the Harry Potter Books. Her style of writing has a way of casting a spell over her audience, sending them on a wild emotional ride throughout the entirety of the series. J.K Rowling is an amazing character herself and it is quite evident to see through her childhood, her early years, and leading up to her booming success in her career and charitable acts. Starting at the very beginning, J.K Rowling was born in Bristol, England at Chipping Sodbury General Hospital, where she was given her full name, Joanne Kathleen Rowling.
I would like to spend the day with J.K. Rowling because she's the reason I learned to love reading and writing, and because she could teach me a lot of things. Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Yate, England. Even as a child Rowling would write small, short stories. "I would use these short stories to entertain my little sister," said Rowling in an interview for The Biography Channel. Rowling had moved around a lot in her childhood, througout elementary and high school years.
She has been known to be an amazing novelist, short-story writer, poet, dramatist, and biographer. Today, she is still known for her amazing work. Her childhood really helped with most of her books and novels. Mary was born August 30, 1797 in London, England. She was the daughter of two well-known authors, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.
Sometimes she wonders if all these orders are enough reason to run away even if her parents are still good to her. As it turns out, she doesn't have it in her to do such a thing. It is May of 2006 and our woeful protagonist is seventeen and about to graduate high school. The last four years have been very difficult to her due to a heavily lopsided power struggle against her parents since she is about as formidable a foe as a baby mouse. After many arguments she was able to do 'important team projects' at her friends' houses, she also required two weeks of notice to go to the mall, and has stopped trying to go to birthday parties having gone to one with her mom and after about three hours of close observance and awkwardness she finally threw her arms up in defeat and went home.
“Talk with Me” Barbie was just recently unveiled who can actually hold a conversation with a real human being. Barbie can now even wish a girl happy birthday, but she just can’t seem to blow out the candles (“New Barbie” 1)-- yet. What does this mere eleven and one-half-inch beauty mean to Mattel? The company realized over $1.5 billion in sales in 1999 in more than 150 countries worldwide (“Barbie Overview”1). And considering all of the books and videos marketed to attract the adult collectors that have grown up with Barbie over the last four decades, it doesn’t look like her popularity is going to fade anytime soon.
She is able to manipulate words to conform a complete and truly beautiful thought. Alyssa has impacted my literacy and language development through her passion for reading and her ever-growing imagination, which has lead to the way I read, write, and converse in everyday life. My sister loves to read write even now that she is in college. Alyssa is a Television, Film & Media Studies major at California State University Los Angeles, and I have seen the scrip’s she has developed. I have seen how imaginative she is when she puts a production together.
Nevertheless, it was wanting to be just like my older sister that eventually influenced me to read the Harry Potter series. My sister, Courtney, once told me that “once you find the right genre of books, you will never stop reading.” Her statement proved to be true because once I started reading the series I couldn’t put down any of the books. JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, had me captivated and inspired. I have been forever changed by JK Rowling, the author who is credited with changing the face of young adult literature and the author who inspired my love of literature. As a public figure can have significant influence so can a major catastrophic event.
The sixth installment, “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince” sold seven million copies in the United States in its first twenty-four hours. The biggest opening in publishing history, according to Bio.com. J.K. Rowling’s books were published under her abbreviated name because her publisher advised Joanne that boys would not take too kindly to her writing if they knew that her books were written by a woman. The sequel to “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, was published in June of 1999 and later that same year, the third book in the series was released, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”. By the time her fourth book appeared in 2000, “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire”, had become an international sensation,the initial print run for her fourth book was two million copies in the United Kingdom and four million copies in the United States.
Margaret Wise Brown's The Making of Goodnight Moon The numerous books that Margaret Wise Brown wrote during her short career hold a special place in the hearts of children and their parents. Many readers have no understanding of the scrutiny a book goes through before it reaches the printing press, a book's ultimate goal. Even though Brown would publish several books a year, none is more cherished than "the hypnotic, mystery-laden words and joyful pictures of Goodnight Moon" (Marcus, The Making of Goodnight Moon, 3). Born through a dream, the text of Goodnight Moon was set to paper in nearly finalized form. Margaret Wise Brown awoke one morning in 1945 and shortly thereafter had the full story designed before her (Marcus, The Making of Goodnight Moon, 16).
It doubled my time management skills and boosted my confidence in my reading skills. I fell in love with The Hunger Games series in high school, as well, authors by the name of Julie Anne Peters, and the Brothers Grimm (Wilhelm and Jacob). This woman, Julie Anne Peters, an LGBTQI literature author, inspired me to teach my future students the importance of reading books that centered on a different kind of love. Much like my high school teachers in high school, Mrs. Peters, showed me the value of providing a safe and open space for students to come to me for any issues they may be facing in their lives that they do not feel comfortable sharing with a counselor, parent, relative, or friend. In high school, aside from my lesbian and horrific children’s literature, I was very intrigued in Shakespeare.