Bubbles This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     I applaud Samantha S. for the bold move she described in “Bubbles.” I sometimes have trouble filling in the “ethnicity bubble” on standardized tests, too.

I am 100 percent Jordanian, and although this would make my ethnicity Middle Eastern, I was born in, and have never traveled out of, America. My skin is very light and I am often mistaken for being Italian or Hispanic.

Reading “Bubbles,” I feel that Samantha‘s choice to create a new bubble entitled “me” reflects her pride in her ethnicity and has encouraged me to do the same. I will no longer allow myself to be perplexed by the state‘s generalizations, I will instead feel proud of my background. Thanks to Samantha, the state should be expecting more “me” bubbles next to their request for “ethnicity.”



This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Jorman123 said...
Apr. 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm
thats very interesting and creative. is this a newer book and when was it published?
 
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