Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Week 3, part 1

Chapters 4-5 summary
Chapter 4-summary

This chapter is about how Derk Jeter was born into a family where there was a black dad and a white mom. Derek talks about all of the struggles he and his family had to go through. He talks about how kids in his grade used to ask him, "Are you black or are you white?" Derek would reply, "I'm both." He talked about how his sisters white friends weren't aloud to hang out with black boys, and that the only way her white friends could hang out with black boys is by going to the Jeters house. Because the Derek's parents didn't care what race you were. He talked about how people looked at his family weird because, they saw a black women and a black man together.

Chapter 5 summary

During this chapter Derek talks about not being afraid to fail. He says, "if you're afraid to fail you will never go the extra mile and you will never succeed." He also talks about how you need to set your goals high otherwise you won't expect a lot out of yourself. In this chapter it is said that you shouldn't be afraid of anything, you should always try to do things at the highest level possible.

Biography about the author-Derk Jeter

Derek Jeter was born on the 26th of June, 1974. He was born in Pequannock, New Jersey. He is 6 foot 3 inches tall. Derek is known for being the New York Yankees shortstop. He is known for being one of the best shortstops in the game and one of the best shortstops in history ever to play the game. He played baseball in Michigan at Kalamazoo high school. He was named the National High School Player of the Year. He was drafted by the Yankees after his senior year. He decided to sign with the Yankees instead of playing college baseball. He signed with Yankees at age 18. Derek now is an all star shortstop for the Yankees he was won 4 world championships with the Yankees. He is overall an outstanding baseball player, and romodel.
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