Tongue-tied: The Lives of Multilingual Children in Public Education
Tongue-Tied is an anthology that gives voice to millions of people who, on a daily basis, are denied the opportunity to speak in their own language. First-person accounts by Amy Tan, Sherman Alexie, bell hooks, Richard Rodriguez, Maxine Hong Kingston and many other authors open windows onto the lives of linguistic minority students and their experience in coping in school and beyond. Selections from these writers are presented along accessible, abridged scholarly articles that assess the impact of language policies on the experiences and life opportunities of minority-language students. Vivid and unforgettable, the readings in Tongue-Tied are ideal for teaching and learning about American education and for spurring informed debate about the many factors that affect students and their lives. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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This collection of first-person accounts by Amy Tan, David Sedaris, Sherman Alexie, bell hooks, Richard Rodriguez, and Maxine Hong Kingston, among others, opens windows into the lives of linguistic ... Read full review
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Stories and poetry from multilingual children about their experiences with public education. Interesting, sad, funny . . . Read full review