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What happened to me in 1951

(0) Today was my first day of second grade...I think it's horrible! I am Meling Shu. I am an immigrant from San Dong, China. I moved here July 20,1951. I am seven years old and I was born May 29,1944-it is now September 10,1951. My Father got transported here, that is the only reason we moved. We is my Mother, Father ,and I. Today was my first day to ever talk to a white man by myself. I don't understand. Everyone laughs, points, makes fun of, and ignored me! But why am I so different? Why am I not liked? I want to move back home! I don't like it here! I want to move back... (Ameillia, Age 13 to 18, 10/17/2002 1:25:36 AM, 1951)

(1) My mother's relatives are back there. Gramps, Gramma and cousin Lugi.I might never see them again. (FictionFan, Age 8 to 12, 10/31/2002 5:50:11 AM, 1951)

(2) NOT EV ER! i said to myself. just then melling shu whent to the bathroom and when she went back into the room she noticed a sighn on her back and she pulled it of and read: look its dumb kid!. Melling Shu didn't know how to speak that much american. after school at her home she tucked under her sheets with nothing to do, mom can I tell ask you something? said Melling shu. shure! said Melling Shu's mother Bo. ($$$HANNAH!$$$, Age 13 to 18, 3/11/2003 5:33:33 PM, 1951)

(3) Why does everybody in the school dislike me so much.They even pasted a piece of paper on my back which wrote "looks its dumb kid! (priscilla, Age 8 to 12, 1/5/2004 9:19:58 PM, 1951)

(4) Oh no! said my mum Bo. That's real bad. I'll come and tell your teacher straight away tommorrow. Oh no! Don't! I said. Cos my teacher doesnt like me much either. She saw the sign "look it's dumb kid" and smirked. (Sarah, Age 8 to 12, 1/10/2004 8:42:54 AM, 1951)