I admit to being a bad girl and forgot my post last saturday so.....I have a really good post for today. I repurchased this book this week and it saddens me that I do not know where my original book went, but I remember this part so well.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
"I stand there, papers trembling as if a breeze is blowing through the closed door. I turn around and rip my poster off the blackboard"
"THE SUFFRAGETTES FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO SPEAK.
THEY WERE ATTACKED, ARRESTED, AND THROWN IN JAIL
FOR DARING TO DO WHAT THEY WANTED. LIKE THEY WERE,
I AM WILLING TO STAND UP FOR WHAT I BELIEVE. NO ONE
SHOULD BE FORCED TO GIVE SPEECHES, I CHOOSE TO STAY SILENT."
"The class reads slowly, some of them moving their lips. Mr. Neck turns around to see what everyone is staring at. I nod at David"
David: "Melinda has to deliver her report to the class as part of the assignment. She made copies everyone can read."
and further down the page
"My plan is to stand in front of the class for the five minutes I was given for my presentation. The suffragettes must have planned out and timed their protest, too. Mr Neck has other plans. he gives me a D and escorts me to the authorities. I forgot about how the suffragettes were hauled of to jail. Duh."