May 9, 2007
My name is ‘Perla Santana’.
I am a fifth grader at McPolin Elementary School.
I am eleven years old. I live in Park City.
I am a Mexican girl.
I am the second child of Yolanda Molina.
I like to have fun with my friends, play soccer, go swimming and play basketball.
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I feel sad for the hungry people, but I feel happy for people that are helping starving children.
I am afraid of poor people dying.
I would like to see that the poor people have food,
And for the world to have peace.
Just because I’m a Mexican
Doesn’t Mean Americans can’t
Play with me.
Doesn’t mean I don’t like Americans.
And doesn’t mean they need to hate me
For the way I am.
Just because I speak Spanish
Doesn’t mean I’m weird.
Doesn’t mean I don’t like to
hang around with Americans.
Doesn’t mean Americans need
To be mean to me.
I’m different from others.
Just because I’m Mexican
Doesn’t mean I have to move
To another country.
I’m not free.
Just because I’m a Mexican does it mean
I’m not allowed in this country?
Does it mean I have to move to another school?
Does it mean I have to wear a sombrero?