When I Grow Up by Chris de Bode

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Djarida, dressed up as a veterinarian, holds a chicken and pretends to inject it with a syringe..Djarida is 8 years old and lives in San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico. She is from a Mayan family background. Mayans are one of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, many of whom today are poor and disadvantaged. Djarida's father left the family home and her mother works as a housekeeper in the city. Djarida loves all animals, especially dogs. "Many girls are not allowed to go to school or only for a short time. Then they are required to help at home, to get married or to work. I'm happy going to school every day. When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian. I have to study hard but I'm sure I will succeed." ..