My name is Mina - Shadasia Bell ED 312 Dr Cooper My Name is Mina Paper Almond D(2011 My name is Mina New York Delacorte Press This book is about a girl

My name is Mina - Shadasia Bell ED 312 Dr Cooper My Name is...

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Shadasia BellED 312Dr. CooperJanuary 21, 2016My Name is MinaPaperAlmond, D. (2011). My name is Mina. New York: Delacorte Press. This book is about a girl who is very precocious and strange. Mina’s mom homeschools Mina because she does not along well with her peers. This book is an insight into the beautiful mind of an extremely intelligent young girl.Mina, the main protagonist of My Name is Mina, is a very intelligent young girl. She is very smart for her age and I believe that Mina has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Mina knows a lot of information, however she cannot stay on topic. An example of this is when Mina is talking about souls, “In some places, people believe that a person’s soul stays near their home for many days after death before it flies away. In some places people believe that the soul never leaves this world, but takes the form of a bird. Imagine if that were true – that the birds we see around us are people’s souls. I looked up to the roof, where a blackbird was calling. I held my hands against the brightness of the sky. Much higher up, I saw the tiny black dots of distant singing larks” (p. 74). It is also evident that Mina has ADD when she describes her lunch, “We had a lunch of cheese, bananas, iced buns, and pomegranate. POMEGRANATE! YUM! WHAT A TASTE! AND WHAT A WORD! POMEGRANATE!” (P. 78). She easily gets distracted by just one word and talks about the word. Mina pays attention to small details and has a love of words. I have ADD, so I understand what it is like for Mina. Mina hates school, and I too am not
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