Category Archives: Little Gems of Literature

The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind

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The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind “The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind” was written during the Cold War, a period of intense rivalry between the United States and the former Soviet Union that shaped the politics in the second half of the twentieth century. During this time, each action by one country-the creation of a weapon, the launching of a […]

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The Jade Peony

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Little Gems of Literature: Holiday reading for Grade 8,9,10 & 11 with bunpeiris in April, August & December at Kandana bunpeiris@gmail.com  0777 1000 60 The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy   When Grandmama died at 83 our whole household held its breath. She had promised us a sign her leaving, final proof that her present life had ended well. My parents […]

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New Directions

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 Little Gems of Literature: Holiday reading for Grade 8,9,10 and 11 with bunpeiris in April, August & December at Kandana. bunpeiris@gmail.com  0777 1000 60 New Directions by Maya Angelou  In 1903 the late Mrs. Annie Johnson of Arkansas found herself with two toddling sons, very little money, a slight ability to read and add simple numbers. To this picture add a disastrous […]

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My English

Little Gems of Literature: Holiday reading for Grade 8,9,10 & 11 with bunpeiris in April, August & December at Kandana. bunpeiris@gmail.com  0777 1000 60 Julia Alvarez When her family fled the Domnican  Republic and returned to new York, Julia Alvarez was ten years old, and Spanish was her primary language. Painfully aware of  not fitting in, Julia took refuge in reading […]

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