I was covering the journalism class at the continuation high school, and the lesson plan was to read through a news magazine aimed at students. There was this article in there that threw me for a loop. I couldn't find the article, but I found an article in the New York Times covering the same topic: "China's Great Uprooting".
And it just screamed a "what if?" question for us:
What if you (or your main character) were forced to move away from everything you had ever known?