Speaking in Tongues: Four kids. Four languages. One city. One world.
Durrell Laury and kindergarten pals in Chinese clothes
(Photo credit: Marcia Jarmel)
At a time when 31 states have passed “English Only” laws, four pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly in a foreign language.
Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge you to rethink the skills that Americans need to succeed in the 21st century.
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