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Latinos in Knox County experience a sense of place and of displacement. They belong to the community, yet that belonging involves exploring what is new and transplanting what they brought with them: family values, culture and stories. As Gloria Anzaldúa stated in Borderlands: La Frontera, "I am a turtle, wherever I go I carry 'home' on my back." Many Latinos in rural Ohio are born on wheels and experience a sense of displacement. However, they root themselves in family, faith and work to create a sense of place. Photo: María Esmeralda Villa grew up in an agricultural family in Mount Vernon and is pursuing a nursing career. Credit: Patricia Mota '16.