By Maria de la Ruz Reyes
This enticing assortment examines the private narratives of a decide upon team of well-respected educators who attained biliteracy at a tender age within the period earlier than bilingual schooling. Their autobiographical money owed rejoice and make noticeable a linguistic strength that has been principally missed in faculties and underscores the inextricable and emotional ties that Latinos need to Spanish. academics can glean very important classes concerning the person strength in their Latino scholars from the lived reviews of profitable Latinos whose lifestyles tales dispel the parable that Spanish is a disadvantage to studying. those tales of tenacity and resilience provide wish for a brand new iteration of bilingual beginners who're too frequently compelled to select from English and their local language.
- Unique perspectives of the way Latino scholars navigated a restrictive education method that keeps to disregard Latinos’ linguistic and cultural assets.
- Powerful debts of the aid that Latino mom and dad supplied to aid their young ones to do good in class and attempt for excellence.
- Illustration of the $64000 position that worrying lecturers can play in a child’s lifestyles after they inspire scholars to profit in languages.
María de los angeles Luz Reyes is Professor Emerita on the college of Colorado–Boulder. Her books comprise The top for our kids: severe views on Literacy for Latino Students (with John J. Halcón).
Contributors: Steven F. Arvizu, María V. Balderrama, Lilia I. Bartolomé, María E. Fránquiz, Josué M. González, John J. Halcón, Carmen I. Mercado, Sonia Nieto, Pedro Pedraza, and Concepción M. Valadez
“In this excellent quantity you're approximately to learn elegantly crafted, heartfelt, and insightful autobiographical narratives. They moved me and urged me as few writings have in our box of study.”
—From the Foreword through Luis C. Moll, college of Arizona
“The tales integrated during this assortment mirror in impressive methods the significance of bilingualism and biliteracy for Latino children.”
—Guadalupe Valdés, Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of schooling, Stanford University
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Words Were All We Had: Becoming Biliterate Against the Odds (Language & Literacy) by Maria de la Ruz Reyes