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Monday, July 7, 2008

My Grandma, Suxiang Chen by Stanley, age 9


My grandma’s name is Suxiang Chen. She was born in 1945 in China. She has four sisters and one brother. When she was young she just worked. She did not play games. She had to feed animals and sell things to get money. She went to school, but only for first grade. Her mom had to sell a warm jacket to get money to pay for the school. She ate rice and soup, but only a little bit. Sometimes there was no food. Her family had to grow rice and my grandma worked in the rice paddy when she was little.

My grandma came to San Francisco on October 15, 2003 to live with my family. She came so she could have a better life. Her fist day in San Francisco she went to a Chinese restaurant. Her first day here was exciting!

My grandma likes to look at pictures of China in books. They help her remember China. Sometimes I look at them with her and I see the places my grandma took me when I was little.

About the Author

My name is Stanley. I like math and science. I also like doing papier mache. I chew on my sleeves. I don’t know why. I like to play kickball. I am also the author of "The FF 200," "Monst Bump" and “The Number Nine Bus.”

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