FC: My Journey To America | By Antonio Valestro | Noah Kilshaw
1: Le Mie Cose (My Stuff)
2: October 12, 1920 Dear Journal, Today is the day my family leaves Sicily and goes to the port to start a new life in a place called America. Papi says that the streets are paved with gold and everybody has a good life. Our small medicine shop has not been doing good so my brother Leonardo says that if we go to America we could start a new and better medicine shop in a city called New York. I hope he is right. Mama says that I can only pack one suitcase so I think I should pack my bore (bear) Geratzi. He has been with me ever since I was born. My sister Daniella says we leave tomorrow.
3: Mia Familia
4: October 13, 1920 Dear Journal, We are now at the port of Sicilcy waiting to get on the Passagero (Voyager) to America.The port is very crowded and loud. I guess We Valastros were not the only ones who wanted to go to America. I am now writing in our third class bunker inside the Passagero. We are now crossing the vast Atlantic ocean on our way to New York. It is still very crowded with people but at least the food is okay. They served alfredo linguini with marina sauce. Despite the food, people still go up to the deck to get a breath of the cold, fresh sea air. I guess that’s how they adapt to the ocean surroundings. I just hope we get to America so this is all over.
5: Il Passagero
6: October 20, 1920 Dear Journal, We are finally here at America! Leonardo woke me up this morning just as we arrived at this place called Ellis Island. He pointed to a green lady in the distance and said that was called the Statue Of Liberty. As I walked off the ship, I had to say goodbye to Miguelando. He was a friend I had made on the ship. We went into a big building, almost like a castle. There was a lot people hurrying about, one almost bumped into me! We went up to a desk and a man asked Papi some questions. Soon after that we were looked at by doctors to see if we were healthy enough to enter the country. A while later we went to another man who made sure we were smart enough to enter the country. Even thought we breezed through the tests and exams, we had to stay overnight. The bed was good but I had barley recognized! At last we were alowed to pass into America, we had made it!
7: La Statua Della Liberta