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What You Say, You Do: Lo que se dice, se hace

What You Say, You Do: Lo que se dice, se hace


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This book of  poetry, based on the life events of the author, reveals the story of José, an English-learning student entering the school system in El Paso, Texas.  Through his experiences, the reader can understand the impact that subtractive educational ideologies and policies can have on a student.

 From his first days in school where José was ridiculed and called names like wetback, to him becoming a school principal serving many students like him, the poems remind us how far we have come in serving language learners, and how much further we have to go, to achieve linguistic and cultural equity.

Book Cover adapted from GREEN EGGS AND HAM by Dr. Seuss, TM & copyright © by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. 1960, renewed 1988. Used by permission of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.

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