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.
Rafael Juarez Bibiano moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 17. During his time in the US, he sought out freedom, both linguistic and physical, by traveling across the country and learning English and the cultures of each region. This…