The lyrics were incomprehensible to me at the time, but I knew even then that I wanted to be Miss American Pie.
Kailee Marie Pedersen
Kailee Marie Pedersen was adopted from Nanning in 1996. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons and Quarto Magazine. She was the recipient of a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship in Nonfiction from the Nebraska Arts Council. In case you didn't notice, her favorite Don McLean song is "American Pie."