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Silas’s Story

We moved here two years ago from Florida when I was four years old. Firstly, I was sad that I had to leave Florida. When I first started school, it was hard to make friends, but one day I finally made friends. Their families moved here from Bangladesh. I still consider myself an American, and my accent matches. My sister, though, who is one year older than me, says she is British and sounds like it, too.

-Silas, East London

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