We envision an America
…where it’s just normal to be bilingual, and where most people are.
…more capable of listening to people outside of our borders—in their native languages—and connecting with them at a deeper level.
…where monolingualism, like illiteracy in the 19th and 20th centuries, is viewed as something to be reduced and eventually eliminated.
…where universal bilingualism and biliteracy is the next step in the long arc of American educational attainment.
64. A Global Audio Storyteller: The Journey of Martina Castro
64. A Global Audio Storyteller: The Journey of Martina Castro Maybe it was because her father was always listening to NPR. Perhaps it came from wanting to study [...]
63. Chef Pati Jinich’s Recipe for Reaching Across Cultures
EPISODE 63. Chef Pati Jinich’s Recipe for Reaching Across Cultures Photo by Pati Jinich “Here's the thing that we all need to know. And it's life [...]
62. Writing in Two Worlds: How a Peruvian American Novelist Embraces Her Bilingualism
EPISODE 62. Writing in Two Worlds: How a Peruvian American Novelist Embraces Her Bilingualism Natalia Sylvester’s newest novel for teens, Breathe and Count Back from Ten, was a 2022 [...]
61. Where Children’s Books Become Bilingual
EPISODE 61. Where Children’s Books Become Bilingual Arthur Levine (L) and Antonio Gonzalez Cerna of Levine Querido Publishing recorded our conversation in Guadalajara, Mexico, when they were in [...]
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