First words she reads, suprising syllables.


A year ago, a 13 year old girl escaped racial genocide from Guinea, Africa. I was chosen to be her teacher and translator as she started her new life with the American father she had never met. Through our French encounters and surviving the American public school system as a teen learning English, I became a mentor, an almost mother and a best friend. The first time she read a book in English aloud, we both cried.

by bettybopbop in Six Words About Work - Inspirations on Jul 25, 2011 | add favorite | T-shirt

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