I’m Malala Drawing

In our language class, our teacher told us to draw three events that had taken place in the chapters we read from the book called “I’m Malala”. I did this with Vignesh Anil Manwani

1st Drawing: We drew a women school which has been bombed by the Taliban because it violates the law, as women weren’t allowed to go to school

2nd Drawing: We also drew the first time Malala sees the Taliban. She is very afraid because of their strange look and because of the specific clothing they wear

Third Drawing: The las drawing we did was Shabana’s death. Shabana was a dancer who has been killed at her house by the Taliban, when she was about to dance for them when they knocked at her door.

The Sunny Cloudy Palace

Here is our story for kids! I wrote it with Vignesh Manwani!

The sunny cloudy palace

Once upon a time, two very good friends used to hang out together all day long. They used to have a wonderful breakfast together, to have a perfect day. They would wonder about all morning in the clouds; jumping the rope, playing hide and seek, eating ice cream and many other lovely things as well. When they were together, time wouldn’t seem to pass. When they were together, birds could not stop warbling. When they were together, the world seem to be a paradise.

These two mates were the sun and the moon. They lived in a floating palace surrounded by clouds. They were an amazing couple and a great team. The radiant sun glowed the whole palace during the day, while the moon slept. At the same time, the moon reflected her luminous light during the night, while the sun rested. The two only times they would meet, were during the sunrise and during the sunset. Thought those few minutes may probably not seem enough time, they did not need more, because a glance at each other was enough for their mood to change and be happy.They were very excited all day and all night waiting to their beautiful encounter.

Their relationship was enviable, until one specific day, where their special bond had come to an end. It happened when the stars came between them. At first, they seemed very nice people, but suddenly, they slowly started changing. It appear to be that something had changed in them. Maybe, they were jealous of the relationship the moon and the sun had. So they made a plan. They decided they would tell each other, when they were alone, that the other one was saying bad things of them in a concealed way. For instance; the stars told the sun that the moon had said that he was very arrogant and always wanted to be the one who shined the most. At the same time, they told the moon that the sun had said she was very cold with her, she would never laugh, or joke around.

One morning, the sun was going to meet the moon. They were completely angry with each other. They could barely talk. They actually did not believe the fact that such a good friend had done something as bad as what the stars had told them they had done. Though they did feel hatred, they also felt disappointed about how their relationship had ended. However, the moon was the first one who broke the ice. She asked the sun why he felt she was very cold. The sun was in shock, he didn’t understand what the moon was talking about. She explained how the stars had told her about all of the horrible things he had said about her. The sun was astonished. He denied having said that. He told the moon that she was the one who was saying awful comments about him. The moon refused she said that as well.

After speaking for a while, they came to the conclusion that the stars were creating problems between them. From then onwards, they promised each other they will always believe in them, no matter what anyone else said. They were and will always be true friends and a couple of selfish and jealous stars would never come between them again.


Our language teacher, Pilar Pando, gave us a task. She told us to write a misterious short story based on the extracts of the stories we had already read: “Flying Upside Down” and “The Ehile Town’s Sleeping”  We had to use the same language techniques in order to transmit that fear to the reader. I had done this activity with Silvestre Braun and with Martina Ibarbia. We hope you like it!


It is a gloomy night. It is raining heavily. The house is quiet. No one is inside. The rain speeds all over the wall and the dribble sound is the only one heard. Suddenly, I hear another noise. The door cracking. I don’t know what to do. I am alone! I am desperate! Who is there if I am the only one inside the house? I can not resist it any more! I have to go to investigate what that noise is. God please save me! I know I will regret about my actions, but my curiosity won over my mind. I deserve to know what that noise is though I… I’m scared!

Writing on “The Gold Cadillac”

Writing task n2: Write a diary entry based on ‘The Gold Cadillac’ from mom’s point of view. Remember she is well aware of danger/segregation in the south. You should reflect Mom’s concerns.


Diary Entry:

Dear Diary,

I am very nervous and frustrated. I am having more tense situations with William than the usual. We are constantly disagreeing. The worst part of it, is that I’m the only one who is aware of the consequences that those problems caused. William does not get a thing.

To start with the issues, William drove our humble family near bankrupt as he spent our savings ìn a new Gold Cadillac. I just do not get it. We used to have a Mercury that worked perfectly good. It was not even a year old! Now our opportunity to live in a new and comfortable house is gone.

Yesterday, he told me he was going to Mississippi to visit his parents. Is he crazy? It would be more safety to put a loaded gun to his head than going to the South, where discrimination against black people remains. White people hate us due to the fact of just being coloured. If my husband goes to that racist area, he would be dead by the following day. Every two weeks, at least 5 Lynch’s took place. I can’t allow William going to the South in such an expensive car by his own. It’s too risky. If he goes, we are all going then, because the most important thing in life is to maintain our family together.