By Elizabeth .
Grade 5, California
Country of Origin: Colombia

When Reynaldo came to America, he was really frightened. He never knew that there was another language besides Spanish. He also thought that the U.S.A. was really dirty where he was living. He was born in Bogota, Colombia, South America. He came to America in 1964 for a better life. His father, older sister, and older brother came before he, his mom, and his other sister arrived. When he came he was only 6 years old and did not bring anything with him. Now Reynaldo is an art teacher, fine artist, and illustrator. The city where he lived is one of the oldest cities in South America. It has been the capital of Colombia for about 400 years. The city was founded in 1538.

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