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Tongue-Tied: The Lives of Multilingual Children in Public Education

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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 12th 2004 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published 2004)
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Lisa
Jan 28, 2008 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any educator, anyone who works with children
Shelves: education
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.
Natalie
Dec 05, 2014 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was required reading for my 2nd language acquisition class and I have to say I LOVED it. The book is a collection of first-hand accounts of English Language Learning students of their difficulties in public schools intermingled with research articles about best practices in teaching. I would recommend this book to non-teachers as well since issues regarding bilingual education grace our ballots every few years. It never hurts to be informed!
Laura Pamplona
Dec 07, 2015 Laura Pamplona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this book for my multilingualism class. I think is a great collection of stories (and poems) for those who do not live in multicultural areas such as New York. It gives you a great perspective of the lives of those who are new to the American culture.
Also great for teachers and those working hard to be teachers. You become more aware of the students in your classroom. The stories by Valdes and Tan were the ones that impacted me the most.
Jamie
Sep 13, 2009 Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting resource, but I often have a tough time finishing non-fiction. It should have been assigned for a class forcing me to finish it. It was good though.
Marion Dickel
Apr 20, 2011 Marion Dickel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stories and poetry from multilingual children about their experiences with public education. Interesting, sad, funny . . .
jacky
Aug 31, 2008 jacky rated it liked it
I was assigned to read two selections from most of the chapters of this book. Overall, I enjoyed the ones I wound up reading.
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