This chapter begins with June’s mother’s views of America and the American dream theory that you can live if you were to live there. June’s mother has had high hopes for her from when she was young, and tried to push her towards different carriers all her life. June’s mother got the idea of piano lessons from the “Ed Sullivan show” and after watching that made her daughter take up piano lessons everyday. June wasn’t happy with her decisions and was later forced into joining a talent show at the church. She let her mother down and failed miserably but her mother still didn’t give up hope until June mentioned her other two kids that died. That affected her mother, and she stopped forcing her to do things and let her make her own decisions.