The book, My First Day in America is a children’s fiction picture book that captures a little girl’s experience moving from China to America. The main character, Meimei, is doubtful that she will be able to call America her new home. She is skeptical about the new food, language, and unfamiliar environment. The book follows her journey of ups and downs as she learns that living in America isn’t so bad. A prominent theme in the book, My First Day in America is accepting changes in life. Meimei is apprehensive and angry about moving and starting a new life in America. Through her journey, she struggles with the cultural differences such as what she likes to eat and a different living lifestyle. Through the book, she learns to be more open to new things and finally finds many perks to living in America. As an author, Meimei’s story is something that could have happened to me. My parents are from China and moved to America, where I was born. However, if things happened differently, I could have found myself in Meimei’s shoes. In my home, we still have many chinese customs and traditions which I share with my American friends. Like Meimei, I am still learning new things about America and finding embracing the cultural differences.