Zlata’s diary a child’s life in sarajevoPresentation Transcript
Zlata ’s Diary A Child’s Life In Sarajevo Zlata ’s Diary A presentation by Craig Baum
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Timeline April 22 1992 Spent a night in the Bobar’s cellar for 12 hours due to bombing. April 12 1992 Walked in a march for peace after seeing a girl get shot with her own eyes. September 13 1992 Even with snipers on the hills Zlata carries water with her dad in the dangerous streets. 1992 – 1993 Sarajevo has to live with the electricity, water and gas going on and off. 9/91 10/92
Timeline November 29 1992 In the beginning of winter Zlata and her family run out of wood and are forced to layer in clothes that are to small. February 12 1993 Zlata has to chop wood for heat and when she plays her piano she risked her life because the piano is near a window facing the sniper hill. April 28 1993 Well walking back from their neighbors house after congratulating them on the marriage it started raining bombs and they had to run home to the cellar 1992 – 1993 Zlata tries to finish her sixth grade year in the middle of war time. 11/92 5/93
Timeline July 4 1993 Zlata finished her sixth grade year in wartime. September 17 1993 Zlata found out From the war 15,000 dead 50,000 permanent invalids. Of the 15,000 dead she could have been one of them maybe even a year ago when she marched. 6/93 10/93
The two colors I choose for Zlata were purple and red. I choose purple and red because it shows the weak side and the powerful side in Zlata.
Red shows how she is strong, When there was terrible bombing Zlata had to sit in the cellar for up to 24 hours or more at a time. The red also shows determination, Throughout the book Zlata is determined and prays that the war will end soon and she can live a normal life again. She was faithful to her journal and wrote her feelings which kept her going.
The purple shows the weaker side of her. Purple shows she is imaginative, When writing in her diary she names it like Anne Frank did but instead she named her diary Mimmy. Purple also shows her sensitive side, when her bird Cicko died she cried over him just as any one would. But then she recovered and wrote about it in her diary. Lastly purple shows that she is truthful, she tells what she is feeling at all times and tells about her grades. She even writes the sad news about friends and family dying. I choose purple and red because they show the weak and the strong side of Zlata.
Room Design or Special Place
Zlata would love a room with a piano facing a window. She would like a piano because she explains in the book how she has a piano competition and that she loves to play her piano. The reason the piano would be facing the window because it would reminder her that she is safe. Back in the war the piano room was dangerous due to snipers and shrapnel. In the room she would also love a Large couch so her family and friends could sit and talk and watch her play piano. There should also be a chair facing the couch for Zlata to sit at. Hanging from the ceiling there should be a bird cage for her bird Cicko. In the corner across from the piano there would be a bed where Zlata would sleep and next to it there would be a night stand where Zlata would keep her dairy and read by candlelight. Then On the other side of the bed would be a cat platform for her cat Cici to sleep and hang out in.
The Metal Zlata would receive is a circle. On the edges of the circle Would be flames symbolizing how when she tried to stay strong even though out side her house was a ragging war. On the inside of the circle there would be a dove and in its mouth it would be carrying a knife. The dove would symbolize how Zlata would want peace when ever she heard of death and bombing. In the beak of the dove would be a knife because the knife symbolizes how Zlata has an evil side for war. At times she just wants to fall down and die, scream and kill someone at times.
The Safe Room Menu Peace chocolate An amazing flavored chocolate that reminds one of peace. UNICEF package filled with mysterious goodies that reveal on opening. River water soup A soup made with river water can cause sickness but when its all you have you take it. Full out freezer A freezer full of food served over multiple entrees. Bullet hole steak such a clean cut it looked like it was sniper off. Firecracker cake A cake with an explosive chocolate flavor. Ice cream grains Small little grains of ice cream with a filling ability.