Fadumo Farah Abdi waits to exit the school bus one morning at Bend Gate Elementary School.

Fadumo Farah Abdi waits to exit the school bus one morning at Bend Gate Elementary School.

 Fadumo helps her aunt and guardian "Big Fadumo" Kalif read a children's book in their apartment.

Fadumo helps her aunt and guardian "Big Fadumo" Kalif read a children's book in their apartment.

 Fadumo Abdi tries on sneakers in Kmart. The following day she complained that her feet hurt.

Fadumo Abdi tries on sneakers in Kmart. The following day she complained that her feet hurt.

 Fadumo Farah Abdi calls her friend, Emily Hope, after praying at home.

Fadumo Farah Abdi calls her friend, Emily Hope, after praying at home.

 Fadumo Farah Abdi reacts after bringing home a letter from school asking for a copy of her birth certificate. Fadumo doesn't have one because her birthday isn't known.

Fadumo Farah Abdi reacts after bringing home a letter from school asking for a copy of her birth certificate. Fadumo doesn't have one because her birthday isn't known.

 Fadumo Farah Abdi listens during Karen Beasley's fifth grade class at Bend Gate Elementary School.

Fadumo Farah Abdi listens during Karen Beasley's fifth grade class at Bend Gate Elementary School.

 Fadumo walks to class after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance one morning at Bend Gate Elementary School.

Fadumo walks to class after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance one morning at Bend Gate Elementary School.

 Fadumo Farah Abdi and her friend, Emily Hope, share a laugh during lunchtime at Bend Gate Elementary School.

Fadumo Farah Abdi and her friend, Emily Hope, share a laugh during lunchtime at Bend Gate Elementary School.

 After school, Fadumo Farah Abdi runs from the bus stop to her apartment. While Fadumo's house is just over the boundary in a different school district, teachers and administrators kept her at Henderson's Bend Gate Elementary, the same school her older cousin attended.

After school, Fadumo Farah Abdi runs from the bus stop to her apartment. While Fadumo's house is just over the boundary in a different school district, teachers and administrators kept her at Henderson's Bend Gate Elementary, the same school her older cousin attended.

 Fadumo Farah Abdi waits to exit the school bus one morning at Bend Gate Elementary School.
 Fadumo helps her aunt and guardian "Big Fadumo" Kalif read a children's book in their apartment.
 Fadumo Abdi tries on sneakers in Kmart. The following day she complained that her feet hurt.
 Fadumo Farah Abdi calls her friend, Emily Hope, after praying at home.
 Fadumo Farah Abdi reacts after bringing home a letter from school asking for a copy of her birth certificate. Fadumo doesn't have one because her birthday isn't known.
 Fadumo Farah Abdi listens during Karen Beasley's fifth grade class at Bend Gate Elementary School.
 Fadumo walks to class after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance one morning at Bend Gate Elementary School.
 Fadumo Farah Abdi and her friend, Emily Hope, share a laugh during lunchtime at Bend Gate Elementary School.
 After school, Fadumo Farah Abdi runs from the bus stop to her apartment. While Fadumo's house is just over the boundary in a different school district, teachers and administrators kept her at Henderson's Bend Gate Elementary, the same school her older cousin attended.

Fadumo Farah Abdi waits to exit the school bus one morning at Bend Gate Elementary School.

Fadumo helps her aunt and guardian "Big Fadumo" Kalif read a children's book in their apartment.

Fadumo Abdi tries on sneakers in Kmart. The following day she complained that her feet hurt.

Fadumo Farah Abdi calls her friend, Emily Hope, after praying at home.

Fadumo Farah Abdi reacts after bringing home a letter from school asking for a copy of her birth certificate. Fadumo doesn't have one because her birthday isn't known.

Fadumo Farah Abdi listens during Karen Beasley's fifth grade class at Bend Gate Elementary School.

Fadumo walks to class after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance one morning at Bend Gate Elementary School.

Fadumo Farah Abdi and her friend, Emily Hope, share a laugh during lunchtime at Bend Gate Elementary School.

After school, Fadumo Farah Abdi runs from the bus stop to her apartment. While Fadumo's house is just over the boundary in a different school district, teachers and administrators kept her at Henderson's Bend Gate Elementary, the same school her older cousin attended.

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