Maya and her family came to America form Kazakhstan. Her aunt got married to an American trough a dating magazine. During this time the Soviet Union broke away from Kazakhstan and then their Grandmother died and they were becoming poor but then her aunt told them to come to america where they can make a living and some money .
Maya got a permission form to a dance at her school but she thought her mother would say no because she would think that this was a waste of time .
Maya's Brother got into a fight at his school and now she has to go and translate for her father because he does not know allot of English. When she got to the school she was nervous because she knew that her father was going to be angry .When she was translating she would change up the words so that he won't be that mad at her brother.