POHW Before Poster
By: Mina Thompson
1) Hollis's Outlook on Life
"So there are 5 of us now mother, father,brother, and 2 sisters"
2) Hollis's Change in Mood
3) Hollis's Trust in People
"I had money Josie didn't know about. I always had money; I called it my running money. It couldn't be used for gas, or food just running."
4) Hollis's Feelings for Family
"No one knows you.You can be different, you can be good, you know what i mean?"
5) Setting Change
"This can be a new start Hollis, a new place."
6) Hollis's Different Homes
(Hollis and Josie were talking about the wood tree figures...) "I'll make you one but only if you stay."
7) A Real Family
"This is a picture of a family Hollis". "A mother, M, A father, F, A brother, B, A sister, S." " I don't see a W word here." I opened my mouth to say: How bout W for wish, or W for want, or W for wouldn't it be lovely."
A Drawing of the Ragan Family
In the book Hollis drew a picture of the Ragan family and herself.
Josie and Me
Josie said that if I stay with her she would carve me a tree figure of myself. Josie is showing my me how she does it and I am interested.
Me and the Ragan Family
This is a picture of the Ragan family before Christina came along.