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Hi! My name is Laura, I am from Russia. I am 12 years old.
This is my home! I live here with my bother, sister, mom and dad!
My mom and dad told me, my sister, and my brother that we would be moving to America. I did not know what to think about it...I was scared, sad, confused and mad all at the same time.
Mom and dad sat us down to talk about the move and changes we will have to face when moving to America.
Mom told us we would be arriving at Ellis Island by boat and there would be some 484,000 other people also arriving at the same time we did
The United States was very different from Russia. I barely knew how to speak English, which made it very hard to communicate.
The schools were completely different than in Russia. The Americans do things so differently. Though they called the United States the land of opportunities, that is why me and my family came here.
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