Elias Lenz confronts his own racial, cultural, and ethnic identity when he learns of a previously-unknown grandfather, who is Afro-Cuban. An interaction with some Latina classmates made him reevaluate how he is perceived by others and by himself.
Juan Carlos grew up in Cuba and came to the United States in 2006. He shares his story of growing up and observing life in his country, where life is based on survival. Juan Carlos was excited to come to the United States and find a job, but leaving was…