By Lindsay .
Grade 5, California
Country of Origin: El Salvador

Lus came to the U.S. all alone when she was 16. Only her dad was there but he had a different American family (though her mom and dad were still married) and she did not feel welcome there. She began work as a live-in nanny. She worked there for almost 10 years while going to school in the night. Then she worked as a nursery school teacher. In 1993 she got another job as a nanny. She still works there and is in the process of getting her sister to America.

One of the things that amazed her when she came were all the fancy pens and pencils. She had only seen the plain pens and pencils.

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