When I Grow Up by Chris de Bode

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Varney Parkir is 14 years old. Here he stands at the front of a boat. Parkir was born in Liberia and his mother died when he was a baby. His father couldn't provide for the family and his village doesn't have a school so he went to Monrovia, the capital, to go and live with his uncle. His father, stepmother and sister stayed behind in their village. Varney never goes to visit them. The people in the village were jealous of him so he doesn't feel welcome back home anymore. "I dream of becoming a captain of a big ship. With the ship I want to travel to Robertsport in Grand Cape Mount County. That's where I was born."..