In the subtext of the novel The Dragonets Prophecy Sutherland Tui and Richard Blanco who wrote " América" addresses the controversy of taking a child from their birth place creates barriers .
Where you were born
3-STEPS PROCESS MODEL
The child no longer is in birth country
1. Child Moves
The child is now somewhere else of there origin and is now the outlier for being different
2. Interaction with unknown area
Now the child is being stigmatized as he or she acts, looks, or speaks differently. As a result, the child won't be as easily accepted or won't be accepted at all.
3. What Happens Next
In the book The Dragonets Prophecy, the main character Clay who is a dragon is taken to an organization to be raised underground far from his home while he was in an egg. During the time underground, he was only allowed to see friends of different tribes. Each tribe has different looks and customs which Clay and his friends were not able to learn about. Eventually when the dragons were released into their world, they went to their homes to be greeted by a barrier of not knowing anything of his family so he felt excluded for a moment. At that point, Clay knew he couldn't integrate into the society so he decided it's better to leave. This is an example of how people who were raised somewhere else can't fit in their birth country.
From My Book
My source stated "So many things start happening when you get raised in a different culture. You may or may not pick up your mother tongue. You may even be able to read and write it. You may be the odd one out among your classmates depending on where you're raised." (Culture Gap). My interpretation was that she felt divided because she grew up in a place different from her parent's country. The poem "América" talks on the same theme. The author was born in Cuba and now lives in the United States. The author didn't understand why he was so different from other kids. Slowly he realized why he was so different because he was raised by his Cuban parents who came from a different cultural background. Therefore, habits are an oddity to his American peers. (América) Stanza III
Research & Poem
I hope you enjoyed this presentation!
Rahman, Nousheen."Culture Gap" “The Culture Gap: Being Raised In A
World Different From Your Parents'.” The Odyssey Online, 25 Aug.