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By Winne L.
Grade 4, New York
Country of Origin: China

Chu Xia L. came to America when she was 22 years old in the year 1990 with her mom, dad, and her five sisters. But when she came here she lived with her grandpa and her aunts. Before she came here, life in China was poor and it was hard to find food. Then when her father bought tickets to America,they were thrilled and excited. They thought America was modern and beautiful. It took seventeen hours to arrive in America by plane and train. Soon they arrived in America. They didn't understand the language. Her father became a cook so he brought a huge case of cookbooks. On the way the case split open so they had to tie it back up with a rope. She lived there for twenty one years. Chu Xia L. took English classes so she can understand and talk English.


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