Bounce Back

By Anna, Age 10

When I read Bounce Back, I learned about a girl named Koko and her family, who decided to change their place of living from China to America. Koko didn’t really want to move, as she didn’t understand English well and was worried that she wouldn’t be able to make friends in the new country. 

My story is similar to the one in the book. Before relocating, I thought that it would be difficult for me to communicate with people and study at school. I wouldn’t make friends and be lonely since I didn’t speak very well in English, although I studied it diligently.

 But when I finally went to school, everyone greeted me nicely. I was surprised to learn that there were many children from other countries in my class. My desk neighbor helps me with exercises if I don’t understand something. The teachers explain everything to me in simple terms and motivate me to study further. In conversations, everyone patiently tells me the meaning of expressions if I don’t understand something. Actually a lot of my classmates have fun together on the school playground.

I am very glad that I came to America and study at Reagan Elementary School.

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