Mixed race, multicultural, multigenerational communities make up the heart of the Central Valley. Writer Maya Vannini, 16, reflects on what it means to have the cultures of Pakistan, Belgium and Italy in her family. “Growing up in the diverse Central Valley. I’ve been surrounded by second-gen kids like me. Kids that tag -American on the end of their nationalities, even though we are all engulfed by the suffix.” Read more at The kNOw.