One ChildBy Torey Hayden Anh Nguyen Period 5
Torey Hayden • Born: 21 May, 1951 in Livingston, Montana, USA • Title III Special Education Teacher • One Child, 1980 (published in 28 languages) • Somebody Else's Kids, 1981 • The Sunflower Forest, 1984 • Tiger's Child, 1995 • Twilight Children, 2005 • Just Another Kid, 1988 • Ghost Girl, 1991 • The Mechanical Cat, 1999 • Beautiful Child, 2002 • The Very Worst Thing, 2003
Characters • Torey • Shelia • Anton • Whitney • Freddie • Susannah Joy • William • Sarah • Peter • Tyler • Chad • Guerillmo • Max
Protagonist • Torey Hayden • Helps out Sheila • Worries about all the children • Deals with all the children
Antagonist • Sheila • Causes loads of trouble • Has trust issues • Bad hygiene • Wears the same overalls all the time
LEAST FAVORITE Shelia's Uncle He raped her He abused her Shelia's Mom Abandoned Her Left her on the highway Loves her son, Jimmie Shelia's Father Doesn't care for Shelia Doesn't like Charity Misses Jimmie FAVORITE Shelia Gain Trust Learn to Love Learn Good Hygiene Make Friends Torey Hayden Works with the children Patient Loving Caring Characters
Exposition • Torey is told that she will have a new student in her class. • Her name is Shelia • She once tied a boy to a tree and set him on fire • She is a very troublesome, awful hygiene • She would remain in the class until there was an opening in the mental hospital
Rising Action • Shelia doesn't cooperate with Torey • Shelia is very disrespectful • Torey tries her best to help Shelia • Learn about Shelia's life
Climax • Shelia learns to cooperate • Shelia gains trust with Torey • Torey tells Shelia a story about being tamed • Shelia ends up getting raped by her Uncle
Falling Action • Shelia doesn't want to leave Torey • Shelia ends up going to court • Shelia learns to be a better person
Resolution • Shelia gets to be with Torey forever • Shelia's dream of a real family comes true • Shelia gets a pretty dress
Setting • Torey's classroom
Rating • I give this book a 8!
Concrete Angel-Martina McBride • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNYA4pAGjI • I chose this song because it is about a girl who is abused and neglected just like Shelia.
Themes • Abuse • Trust/Being Patient • Troubled Children
Types of Abuse • Physical • Sexual • Emotional • Neglect
How to prevent it... • Reduce poverty • Prevent and treat substance abuse • Educate new parents • Rebuild communities and support children and families.
Signs of Abuse... • Welts, bruises, bruises in various stages of healing, cigarette burns or other skin injuries • Dirty or inappropriate clothing for the weather • Dirty appearance and lack of basic hygiene • Severely abnormal eating habits and/or malnourished appearance • Extreme behavior • Intense fear of parents
Videos • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv52n2jmGlY
Bibliography • http://www.torey-hayden.com/biography.htm • http://www.torey-hayden.com/one_child.htm • http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=GH6604 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNYA4pAGjI • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv52n2jmGlY