The Bible

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
a Spanish bible
a Spanish bible

My mom came to America in 1996. She came to America because she wanted to have a better future. When she got out of the airport the first thing she thought was how everything was so pretty and big like the buildings, the Hudson River, and the airport. When my mom was first here she thought that one of the hardest things about being an immigrant was learning the language and finding a job. The object that my mom brought from Dominican Republic was a bible. This bible is important to her because it was given to her by a very close friend and she thought that it will keep her safe the whole way here. The bible is green with gold and has Spanish writing on it. One of the things that my mom misses the most about Dominican Republic is all the types of foods and the beaches. If she could return right now to D.R the first thing she would do is go to the beach with her family and eat the different types of foods like fish. This object tells me that all immigrants miss their families and their homes. Being an immigrant is the American story because America was founded and started by immigrants so we are the American story.  Without us making a difference in the world, America won’t be where it is now.

Place(s): Dominican Republic
Year: 1996

– Briana

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant