The following paragraph is an example of the type of paragraph that I will be expecting each week for the famous person assignment. Remember that you should not copy and paste information from the Internet. Also, be sure that you make a personal connection to the person and his/her accomplishments.
Hijuelos is a novelist who was born in New York City in 1951. His
parents were from Cuba and wanted their son to have a strong
understanding of his heritage. For this reason, they taught him only
Spanish. When Mr. Hijuelos was about four years old, he was diagnosed
with a kidney disorder and he was placed in a home for terminally ill
children. The isolation that he felt during the two years that he was
living in the home eventually led to his desire to express himself in
writing. After college, Oscar went to work for an advertising company
and began writing short stories. He went on to write The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.
The novel became a bestseller before being made into a movie. Mr.
Hijuelos was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for this work in
1990 and he is still considered one of the primary voices of the
experiences of Cubans emigrating to the United States. His work is
important to me because it provides an opportunity for me to understand
what it was like for people who moved from Cuba to the United States.
In addition, the movie, Mambo Kings, led to a mambo revival, which re-introduced that style of music in the United States.