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Words were all we had : becoming biliterate against the odds

Author: María de la Luz Reyes
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, [2011] ©2011
Series: Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection examines the personal narratives of a select group of educators who attained biliteracy at a young age, and in the era before bilingual education. Their autobiographical accounts celebrate and make visible a linguistic potential that has been largely ignored in schools and underscores the emotional ties that Latinos have to Spanish.--[book cover].
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2010049622
(OCoLC)693206420
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: María de la Luz Reyes
ISBN: 9780807770764 0807770760
OCLC Number: 1042404912
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 174 pages ): illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / María de la Luz Reyes --
Embracing biliteracy with conviction and purpose: On learning to tie a bow, and other tales of becoming biliterate / Sonia Nieto ; Words were all we had : reflections on becoming biliterate / Josué M. González ; A lifelong quest for biliteracy : a personal and professional journey / Carmen I. Mercado --
Novelas, revistas, fotonovelas, and prayer books : stepping stones to biliteracy: Literacy as comida : learning to read with Mexican novelas / Lilia I. Bartolomé ; Prayer books and hymnals : textual stepping stones to biliteracy / María de la Luz Reyes ; Border literacies : con-textos bilingües / María V. Balderrama --
Resistance, agency, and biliteracy: Obstinate child / John I. Halcón ; Becoming a bilingual cross-cultural educator / Steven F. Arvizu ; Saving La nena / Concepción M. Valadez --
Island and mainland influences on biliteracy: Boriquen querido : growing up bilingual in a military family / María E. Fránquiz ; Pedro, Peter, Pete, and Pito / Pedro Pedraza --
Conclusion: Overcoming the odds : lessons across generations / María de la Luz Reyes.
Series Title: Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)
Other Titles: Becoming biliterate against the odds
Responsibility: edited by María de la Luz Reyes ; foreword by Luis C. Moll.

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This collection examines the personal narratives of a select group of educators who attained biliteracy at a young age, and in the era before bilingual education. Their autobiographical accounts celebrate and make visible a linguistic potential that has been largely ignored in schools and underscores the emotional ties that Latinos have to Spanish.--[book cover].

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