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Immigrant Children: Uzma and Straight-a Student

immigrant children: Uzma Jalaluddin with her father Mohammed, according to Toronto Star. Uzma wanted to become a writer when she was a child, but like the parents of most immigrant children, her father did not encourage to follow her artistic passion but to get a day job. Get a day job.I share this story because it captures so much about the way that many immigrants view a career in the arts as something that other people's kids pursue, usually after they've failed to get into medical school. Today her father has changed his tune. I also happened to be a shy bookworm who knew her way around every library within a 30 km radius. Meanwhile Uzma has made writing her hobby. handout I was a straight-A student, I earned academic awards and praise from teachers. ( As reported in the news.