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    Madeline Ramirez, 3, holds a stuffed dinosaur and an activity book, which will keep her entertained on the bus ride to the Blueberry Harvest school at Harrington Elementary School.

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    The Wyman blueberry harvest living quarters for migrant workers in Deblois sit just behind the blueberry fields.

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    Students eat breakfast at the Blueberry Harvest school at Harrington Elementary School. Breakfast is provided for the students, which eases financial and time burdens on families who are raking in the fields in the early morning hours.

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    Students drew on a map where their families migrated from to rake for the blueberry harvest.

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    Students of the Blueberry Harvest school look out the bus windows at gravel roads leading to the blueberry fields, where many of their parents and family members are raking.

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    Wild blueberries grow along the hiking trail which Blueberry Harvest school students walked with the Downeast Coastal Conservatory at Pigeon Hill in Steuben,. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Selena Ramirez, 6, covers herself with her jacket to catch some sleep as the school bus travels to pick up more children. Ramierz's family lives primarily in Florida where they work harvesting crops until the blueberry season starts in New Jersey. After raking berries in New Jersey, her family came to Maine, where her parents work in Wyman's fields.

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    Students hike during a field trip in Steuben.

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    Signs in Mi'kmaq and Spanish adorn the walls and doors of the 7-8-year-old classroom.

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    Madeline Ramirez, 3, sleepily holds an activity booklet while she eats breakfast.

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    Donna Augustine, who also goes by her spirit name Thunderbird Turtle Woman, shakes a rattle during a traditional dance conducted during parent's night at the school in Harrington. Many of the school's students come from families from the Micmac Nation in Canada, most from either New Brunswick or Nova Scotia, who have a tradition of coming to Maine annually to rake for the blueberry harvest.

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    Madeline Ramirez, 3, looks up at a model of the solar system with her sister Selena Ramirez at the school.

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