Satsuki Higgenbotham grew up in the United States with a Japanese mother and an America father. As she grew older, her Japanese heritage changed from a source of embarrassment to strength, especially after she visited Japan and learned more about the…
August Saguil grew up in both the Philippines and the United States, feeling somewhat out of place in both. This story discusses how August sees his own multiracial identity as he grows up.
This is the story of an unintentional immigration. James Fleming was an Irish sailor on a boat taking immigrants to New Orleans. In 1863, Confederate troops seized his ship, stranding him in the United States without money and leaving his relatives…
Swetha Ravin's parents moved from Sri Lanka to escape the war in their home country. They worked hard and educated themselves in order to provide for themselves and their children.
This is a family history, starting from a tragic family visit to Canada from Austria, and ending a few generations later in Atlanta, Georgia. Because of the different wars the family lived through, they were perceived differently in every community in…
This is the story of Lorena Perez Huerta and Jesse Jesus Perez, who married in Mexico and crossed the border to live with Jesse's family in California at great risk. They worked to provide opportunities for their children and Lorena defeated cancer while…
Ricardo Perez grew up in Tijuana, Mexico, pursuing and eventually achieving his dream of running a horse track to train horses and to marry and start a family. However, his horse track burned to the ground one day, forcing him and his wife to move in with…
Evelyn Salguero came to the United States at the age of 16 and began working, settling in, and eventually starting a family. This story is about a return journey she made to Guatemala with her children, who had never seen the country before, and the…
Madeleine Odutayo was born to two Nigerian immigrants in the United States. When she was young, her father was deported, forcing her mother to raise three children by herself while attending nursing school. Her father was only able to come back eleven…