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Title Tongue-tied : the lives of multilingual children in public education / edited by Otto Santa Ana.
Imprint Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2004]

Subject Children of minorities -- Education -- United States.
Linguistic minorities -- United States.
Bilingualism in children -- United States.
Alt Name Santa Ana, Otto, 1954-
Description xviii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The child's struggle against silencing -- The history of silencing children -- The potential and vulnerability of multilingual children -- Mother tongue -- Excellence and neglect in the schooling of multilingual children -- Rage, regret, and resistance.
ISBN 0742523829 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742523837 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 53231760
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Ofelia Zepeda 
 Student preface / Erika Villegas 
 Introduction : the unspoken issue that silences Americans / Otto Santa Ana1
 Cut into me / Carole Yazzie-Shaw11
 The girl who wouldn't sing / Kit Yuen Quan13
 Prospectus / Joe Nieto22
 Learning silence / Maria Mazziotti Gillan23
 from Always Running / Luis Rodriguez25
 from Lost in Translation / Eva Hoffman27
 Name giveaway / Phil George31
 Masks and acculturation / Margaret Montoya32
 Aria / Richard Rodriguez34
 Language and consciousness / Simon Ortiz40
 Back in those days / Carole Yazzie-Shaw48
 Indian boy love song (#2) / Sherman Alexie55
 Wasicuia ya he? : Do you speak English? / Delphine Red Shirt56
 Off reservation blues / Paula Gunn Allen64
 Que dice? Que dice? Child translators and the power of language / Antonia Castaneda66
 No questions asked / Armand Garnet Ruffo70
 Me talk pretty one day / David Sedaris71
 The silence of polyglots / Julia Kristeva75
 Voz en una carcel / Juanita M. Sanchez77
 The woman warrior / Maxine Hong Kingston78
 Chronology of events, court decisions, and legislation affecting language minority children in American public education87
 The failure to educate immigrant children / Guadalupe Valdes111
 36 children / Herbert Kohl118
 Today's deficit thinking about the education of minority students / Richard Valencia, Daniel Solorzano124
 Academic ignorance and black intelligence / William Labov134
 Beginning where the children are / Luis Moll, Norma Gonzalez152
 Translating translation : finding the beginning / Alberto Alvaro Rios157
 Elena / Pat Mora165
 Healing earthquakes / Jimmy Santiago166
 Mother tongue / Amy Tan169
 Lakota words / Delphine Red Shirt174
 Immigrants / Pat Mora178
 My Hawai'i / Nana Veary179
 Chief Wachuseh / Jose Antonio Burciaga184
 Translation / Rhina Espaillat186
 Bilingual cognates / Jose Antonio Burciaga187
 Learning to trust the language I thought I'd left behind / Michael Awkward190
 Principles of successful schools for multilingual children / Daniel Solorzano, Ronald Solorzano197
 The best multilingual schools / Tamara Lucas, Rosemary Henze, Ruben Donato201
 The four spokes of the second language learning wheel / Catherine Snow214
 Teaching multilingual children / Virginia Collier222
 Suite for ebony and phonics : reflections on African American English / John Rickford236
 What should teachers do about Ebonics? / Lisa Delpit242
 I want to write an American Poem II / Benjamin Alire Saenz253
 Teaching new worlds/new words / Bell hooks255
 Desmet, Idaho, March 1969 / Janet Campbell Hale261
 Speaking in tongues : A letter to 3rd world women writers / Gloria Anzaldua262
 Two languages in mind, but just one in the heart / Louise Erdrich264
 Mi Problema / Michele M. Serros268
 Linguistic terrorism / Gloria Anzaldua270
 I recognize you / Rosario Morales272
 The new world / Eva Hoffman273
 I want to write an American Poem III / Benjamin Alire Saenz281
 Speaking Spanglish / Abby Figueroa284
 English con salsa / Gina Valdes287
 Sources and permissions289
 About the authors301