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Mean Kid!

Discussion by: aruiz on Thu, 2016-06-16 09:23 with 0 comments

Now that I've made a Map from living up the street by Gary Soto, I am noticing that this book Living Up The Street is almost is like a poetry because of how he points out every single detail of his life to the book.

An Introduction

Discussion by: edwin.jerez.gonzalez on Mon, 2016-06-13 13:05 with 0 comments

My name is Edwin Jerez Gonzalez, and I was born on September 8, 1998 in Guatemala. The most important thing for me was to reach the United States - it was a dream and came true. I realized at that moment that I crossed the border was a moment of joy and great happiness and it was the best step I ever took in my life. That was very happy when I told my family that I was already in the United States in only three weeks.

Reading about what's healthy

Discussion by: zbrown on Mon, 2016-06-13 12:54 with 0 comments

I just started reading The Omnivore's Dilemma. By Michael Pollan, and my first impression is that I did not know corn is in the non-diary creamer and in the cheez whiz. Also, I didn't know that the citric acid that keeps the nugget ‘’fresh’’ is made from corn. The fact that corn feeds the dairy cows that produce the milk amazed me.

One question I have is that why is corn places you will never think to look ? What I want the author to explain is why is it bad to eat meat from animals that are herbivores. This is important because the meat we eat can affect our health.

Enrique and Drugs

Discussion by: sergio.onofre1227 on Mon, 2016-06-13 12:32 with 0 comments


Discussion by: elmer.mancia99 on Mon, 2016-06-13 11:38 with 0 comments

My name is Elmer Alexander Guillén, and I am from El Salvador. For me, it is important to be happy and be with my family and friends. One important moment in my life was when I met my parents earlier this year. I had lived in El Salvador now whole life, but now I live with my parents in Red Hook, Brooklyn..

Animated Introduction

Discussion by: fabiel.pichardo on Mon, 2016-06-13 08:50 with 0 comments

My name is Fabiel Pichardo and I am from Dominican republic. I was born on august 24th in santiago de los caballeros. I grew up with my grandmother and I thank God for the chance to live those moments with my family. Now I feel a little sad about the new city , new family , new friends but happy because I met my mother.

Erline's Introduction

Discussion by: erline.charles98 on Mon, 2016-06-13 08:50 with 0 comments

My name is Erline Charles and I am 18 years old. I from Haiti, and many things have happened in my life, such as losing many people in the earthquake, and eventually immigrating with my mother and brother.

My mother’s name is Carline Charles and my father’s name is Erick Charles. I don’t have a sister, but that’s okay, I have a brother named Stanley Charles. He likes soccer. My mother works in a restaurant, and I do have not grandparents because they have passed away.

Stanley's introduction

Discussion by: stanley.charles2000 on Mon, 2016-06-13 08:48 with 0 comments

The struggles

Discussion by: areejmuraad29 on Fri, 2016-06-10 14:23 with 0 comments

rat-infested sewage tunnel
Greyhound bus terminal
Paid to take her to miami
Pray to show the way
Starved walking, a small factory
Dock under roof, sort tomatoes
Nanny of a thirteen year old
Feeding, remembering her own kids
Questioning, filled with sadness
Can’t contain grief, tear flow
Boxes filled with clothes and toys
Pictures in crisp shirt and shiny shoes
Misses less but doesn’t forget
Shock, confused, and anger
Disappearance is incomprehensible

Traveling to Mexico

Discussion by: iqra.bhatti2000 on Fri, 2016-06-10 14:21 with 0 comments

Past few weeks, Enrique slept on the ground
Curled up with migrants
Leaped up while he’s looking around
two days without water
Throat felt as it was swelling shut, frothy with cow
Stagnant yellow water
so thirsty that it tasted wonderful
Migrants ride atop freight trains
Mexican police or by la migra
Journey through Mexico
Five days and 150 miles into Mexico
Made a mistake of falling asleep on top of train with shoes off
Police stopped the train near town of Tonala

A found Poem

Discussion by: steven.polanco99 on Fri, 2016-06-10 14:20 with 0 comments

Migrants hang on to the sides of cars,
trying to find a spot to perch.
Enrique guesses,
there are more than two hundred on board
Enrique carefully considers,
which train he would be riding on
A small army
He could lie flat on the roof a boxcar and hide
Settles on a top of a hopper

Immigration: a found poem

Discussion by: leonardo.guartan on Fri, 2016-06-10 08:45 with 0 comments

Immigrants come illegally like enrique.
Migrants leave central america leaving drug violence.
Smugglers help enrique cross mexico to the north.
Millions of people leave violence and drugs.
Children, victims of violence, leave central america alone to come illegally to U.S.
Living illegally with a big fear, hiding from la “migra”

From central america to the north come alone research jobs money reach new live.

Does cheating truly get you ahead?

Discussion by: JamesGregory447 on Wed, 2016-06-08 14:58 with 0 comments

Hey guys, it's James here with another discussion. Although this topic in itself is quite controversial, I think it's needing to be discussed. It's not something that's normally discussed on here, let alone most websites, but it's something that's been plaguing the world since the beginning.

fiesta del vecino

Discussion by: fmatos on Wed, 2016-06-08 13:08 with 0 comments



:jose es un amigo mio de la infancia que le gusta los deporte y no le gustan los problemas entre amigos y evitas las pelea como la del vecino
Dariel;nuestro vecino de la que se mudó nuevo hizo una fiesta

francisco fue una buena idea tratar de convencer al vecino que no cometiera este delito tan grande que iba a cometer en el dia de la fiesta la cual tuvo que terminar por muchas razones.

New life: A found poem.

Discussion by: edgar.parada98 on Wed, 2016-06-08 10:09 with 0 comments

Phone to Honduras, he learns she is pregnant, (as he suspected) the daughter born on November 2.

Maria Isabel and Enrique name the baby Katerin Jazmin, the baby has Enrique's nose, mouth and eyes. The aunt Maria Isabel tell her to go to the United States alone, she promise to take care of his daughter.

"If I have the opportunity, I'll go, I'll leave my baby behind." Maria Isabel Says.

Enrique Agrees "We'll have to leave the baby behind."

Prepared to Leave: a found poem

Discussion by: mohamed.kader1999 on Wed, 2016-06-08 09:54 with 0 comments

I’m coming I’m coming to drop of my mother
Who finally allows her come
Jasmin run to the car
Maria isabel takes backpack
One picture of her daughter
Belky climbs
Walks briskly into the bus terminal
She does not look back
She said It is all right
Bus Pulls out
Jasm’n waves and calls out Adios Mami
Money from enrique
Smuggler sneak her to pass borders
She was in back of the bus full of immigrant crowded like sardines
She was nervous from smuggler

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