What can YOU say in six sentences?
She was a cute little skinny kid with wide brown eyes and long dark brown hair; always inquisitive and full of herself. She was already bi-lingual by the age of two; Spanish was her folks dominant language and she managed to become fluent in English too. They lived in a predominately Spanish-speaking neighborhood in the city because it would've been difficult to find lodgings elsewhere. In other words, they were different and other people tried to "keep them" in their place. That was a long time ago, but can't you see the ugly head of racism trying to "keep them" in their place even today? She recalls what her folks always said "be proud of who you are; work hard, finish school, and be an example to others; it's the same old thing in a different time.