ANOTHER TRIP Mamadou Diallo, center, flanked by his siblings, heading to the Refugee Summer Youth Academy. More Photos »
By KIRK SEMPLE
Published: August 25, 2012
TWENTY-FOUR days after he arrived in the United States, Mamadou Fadja Diallo, 13, showed up for summer school in Manhattan looking wary and confused. The building itself was disorienting: big and imposing, with polished floors, nothing like his school back home in Guinea. He was surrounded by students from all over the world. He could not understand a word anyone was saying.