Written by the graduating class of 2018 from the Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA), this collection of personal essays explores ideas of success across generations and continents. Foreword written by Poet Laureate of the City of Boston Danielle Legros Georges.
The sunrise was her best friend for years; they woke up together.Read Now
When she was growing up, success for my mom was defiance, proving society wrong and making the impossible possible.Read Now
Mantegbosh, my mom, lived traditionally in a city called Bahir Dar, in Ethiopia, where mostly homogeneous groups of people live.Read Now
“Cock-a-doodle-doo!” crowed the rooster every day at 5 a.m. “AAAAAUUUUUUUOOHH!” Stretching, my cousin Juline jumped out of bed to start the day.Read Now
My aunt spent her entire childhood living in a small, rural hamlet in South Vietnam, where almost all people made a living growing rice and cabbage or raising pigs and cows.Read Now
Often she approaches me with a bunch of papers and asks me to read and explain them to her.Read Now