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Tongue-Tied: The Lives of Multilingual Children in Public Education
by Otto Santa Ana (Goodreads Author)
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 into the lives of linguistic minority students and their experience in coping in school...more
Paperback, Abridged, 311 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published 2004)
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Jan 28, 2008 Lisa rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: any educator, anyone who works with children
This is an excellent and heart-breaking anthology that every teacher and anyone who works with multi-cultural children should read. It combines historical data with short stories, poems, and book excerpts written by people who went through the experience of being multi-cultural and/or multi-lingual children in the American educational system.
I focus on how the mass media inscribe and legitimate social inequity. The American Political Science Association recognized my first book, "Brown Tide Rising: Metaphoric Representations of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse" the Best Book of the year on Ethnic and Racial Politics. The APSA selection committee stated: “In evaluating works in this category, our committee reviewed ove...moreMore about Otto Santa Ana...