Women with Moxie mox·ie noun \ˈmäk-sē\ MOXIE: courage, determination

Women with Moxie mox·ie noun \ ˈ mäk-s ē \ MOXIE: courage, determination

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Women with Moxie

mox·ie noun \ˈmäk-sē\MOXIE: courage, determination

Khaled Hosseini

• Born in Kabul, Afghanistan• Father worked with

government– Relocated to Paris– Later to U.S. because of

Soviets• Studied medicine in California• Wrote The Kite Runner in 2001• Wrote A Thousand Splendid

Suns in 2007• Khaled Hosseini Foundation

• Born in 1928 and Raised in Missouri and Arkansas– Racism– Sexual abuse

• First African American female cable car conductor

• Passion for arts• Helped Malcolm X

and Martin Luther King

Maya Angelou

• Wrote I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1970

• Currently teaches at Wake Forest University

Jaycee Dugard

• Born in 1980 in California

• Kidnapped 1991 by Phillip and Nancy Garrido– 11 years old– 18 years– 2 daughters

• Discovered in 2009

• Reunited with family• Started JAYC

Foundation (Just Ask Yourself To Care)

A Thousand Splendid Suns

• Afghanistan during wartime• Mariam

– Illegitimate child– Mother died so married to


• Laila– Childhood– Bomb

• Battles overcome together– Motherhood– Taliban– Rasheed

A young Afghan girl from a refugee camp photographed by Steve McCurry in 1985

“Concrete Angel” – Martina McBride


• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO5bhAbO9DM

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

• Maya’s obstacles– Racism• Stamps• Dentist• Job

– Abandonment by mother

– Rape– Homelessness– Teenage Pregnancy

“The Flower Vendor” by Diego Rivera

“Listen” - Beyonce


• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc1R1JMTMKQ

A Stolen Life: A Memoir

• Jaycee’s Obstacles– Kidnapping• Sexual abuse• Pregnancies• Identity• Parents

– Reuniting with family• Media• Adapting and


Jaycee’s interview with Diane Sawyer

• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKHbUDcCQ8g

• 0:28

Women with Moxie

• Mariam and Laila– Sacrifice– Friendship– Tenacity

• Maya Angelou– Bold– Learned from her mistakes– influential

• Jaycee– Endured– Inspires many

Lessons Learned

• Perseverance• Impact of friendship and motherhood

on survival• Live life to the fullest because life is

short– YOLO

Works Cited• Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1970. Print.• Dugard, Jaycee Lee. A Stolen Life: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. Print.• "Google Images." Google Images. Web. 16 May 2012. <http://images.google.com/>. For

“Flower Vendor” photo, photo of Khaled Hosseini, photo of Maya Angelou, A Thousand Splendid Suns book cover, photo of Afghan girl, photo of Jaycee’s shed, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings book cover

• Hosseini, Khaled. A Thousand Splendid Suns. New York: Riverhead, 2007. Print.• "Khaled Hosseini | A Thousand Splendid Suns." Khaled Hosseini | A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Web. 16 May 2012. <http://www.khaledhosseini.com/>. For Khaled Hosseini biography• Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster. Web. 16 May 2012. <http://www.merriam-

webster.com/>. For definition of moxie• Sakuma, Paul. "Inside Jaycee Dugard's Terror Tent." Cbsnews.com. Columbia Broadcasting

System. Web. 16 May 2012. <http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-504083_162-5276725-4.html?tag=page;next>. For pictures of Jaycee's living conditions

• "Welcome to Maya Angelou’s Official Site." Maya Angelou. Web. 16 May 2012. <http://mayaangelou.com/>. For Maya Angelou’s biography

• YouTube. YouTube. Web. 16 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/>. For “Listen” music video, “Concrete Angel” video, and Jaycee’s interview with Dianne Sawyer