Moses Snegur grew up in a large family with a Moldovan father and a Kazakh mother. He grew close with him family, which was important during financial difficulties after the 2008 economic crash.
Iudita and Daniel Leahu immigrated from Romania to the US to start a family there. Iudita came illegally as she was unable to get ahold of the necessary papers, but Daniel was able to come legally, having gotten papers from his military service.
Eve Dean comes from a family which has moved between the US and Europe frequently for work reasons. She has spent much time in Switzerland and with her French grandmother.
Eileen Zrubeck uses the rich documentation of her family history, especially the letters of John W. Watson, to better understand her own heritage and how that helped determine her place in American society today.