Ishmael had never seen big screens, snow, or tall buildings in his life. Everything fascinated him, and New York was nothing like where he was from.
"When Bah and I stepped through the sliding doors, we were greeted by an extremely cold wind. I felt my skin tighten,I couldn't feel my face, and it seemed my ears had fallen off; my fingers hurt, and my teeth chattered."
Walking through the city, Ishmael was seeing things he had never seen. New York was nothing like Sierra Leon.
Ishmael was adopted by Laura Sims, who lived in New York. He was happy that he once again had someone else he could call family