MPW.71 / 2019 La Mia Vita Americana by Madeline Jorden
Photographer
Madeline Jorden Colorado Springs, Colo.
Team Cox

Story Summary

Seventeen-year-old Rachele Muscas had always dreamt of seeing America.

"I wanted to experience it through more than a screen," she says. Leaving behind her mother, father, brother, and friends in Villacidro, Sardinia, she packed her bags for the American Midwest. Living with the Langs, a blond and buoyant Boonville family, Rachele is learning to navigate high school life in a new and unfamiliar environment.