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Bilingual Teen Torn Between Family Duties, Youth

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Bilingual Teen Torn Between Family Duties, Youth

Bilingual Teen Torn Between Family Duties, Youth

Bilingual Teen Torn Between Family Duties, Youth

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Teenager Sara Martinez has to look after her younger brother, who is autistic, and serve as a translator for her parents, who speak limited English.

In a story produced for member station WNYC's Radio Rookies program, Martinez talks about her daily life and the frustrations of having to grow up too soon.