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Bilingual Is Better: New Bilingual Parenting Revolution Is Changing the Face of America

This week has been a busy week with the start of Latino Heritage Month kicking off… and I am excited that some of my blogger friends have been busy expanding their influence beyond their blogs. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Ana L. Flores and Roxana A. Soto.  These women created a blog  called  SpanglishBaby.com that shared their passion for bilingualism and built an amazing community behind that initiative. They have just announced their 1st book, Bilingual Is Better solidifying their status as intellectual architects of the Bilingual Parenting Revolution that will change the face of America.

Join me in congratulating them… and helping them spread the word about their new project.

Find out more about Roxana here and about Ana Lilian here.

Become a Fan of SpanglishBaby on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter: @SpanglishBaby@RoxanaSB@LaFlowers

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BILINGUAL IS BETTER

 

Ana L. Flores and Roxana A. Soto

the creators of SpanglishBaby.com

 

From the Foreword of BILINGUAL IS BETTER

I hope this book inspires you to support bilingual education. Or at least, it starts the conversation. Because even if you have not considered or have a negative view of teaching more than one language to your child, you will read about different points of view that will give you plenty of perspective on the debate.”

–Jeannette Kaplun, journalist, international TV co-host,

author, and co-founder of Todobebé

 

For years immigrants were told that the only way for their children to embrace American culture was to leave behind their heritage language and speak only English. But what if this advice was based solely on political motives and not the well being of children? What if the truth was that all children in America, regardless of their cultural background, would actually benefit from learning two languages? The answer to this question has sparked a new bilingual parenting revolution, which is changing the face of America, and covered in the new book,  BILINGUAL IS BETTER: Two Latina Moms on How the Bilingual Parenting Revolution Is Changing the Face of America (Bilingual Readers, September 2012), by Roxana A. Soto and Ana L. Flores, award-winning, bilingual journalists and founders of the wildly successful parenting blog, SpanglishBaby.com (Must Read Mom’s Blog by Parenting magazine and a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog). In BILINGUAL IS BETTER, Soto and Flores provide a sharp, entertaining and provocative narrative on the growing movement of Latino parents who are proudly reclaiming their language and cultural heritage for themselves and their children.

BILINGUAL IS BETTER is an inspiring parenting memoir by two Latina moms who will do anything and everything to make sure their American-born children grow up speaking Spanish and English. This unique book goes beyond the mere mechanics of raising bilingual children to reveal the very real experiences of two Latina moms who are bound and determined to make sure their children never forget where they came from.

BILINGUAL IS BETTER  debunks old stereotypes and sheds new light on hot topics such as:

 

*Immigration and the power of the Latino community

*The growing importance of Spanish in the United States and why all children should        learn Spanish

*The many cognitive and emotional benefits of being bilingual

*The growing trend among non-Hispanic families who are now raising bilingual children

*Bilingual education and how dual immersion programs could close the achievement gap in just six years

*What it means to be fully American and still embrace your heritage culture

 

A perfect blend of hilarious anecdotes and solid research, BILINGUAL IS BETTER is a useful, engaging read which is sure to spark conversation and positive change.

 

About the authors, Ana L. Flores and Roxana A. Soto:

Roxana A. Soto and Ana L. Flores co-founded the popular parenting blog, SpanglishBaby, which was recently named a Must Read Mom’s Blog by Parenting magazine and a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog. Both authors are well-known, award-winning bilingual journalists, and the blog has been featured on major TV stations (PBS, CNN en Español and NBCToday Moms) and print media (US News, Hispanic Business Magazine, Education Week). Roxana lives in Denver, CO and Ana lives in Los Angeles, CA.

 

BILINGUAL IS BETTER: Two Latina Moms on How the Bilingual Parenting Revolution Is Changing the Face of America

Roxana A. Soto and Ana L. Flores

Publisher: Bilingual Readers

Publication: September 2012

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 9788492968213

BUY THE BOOK NOW!  

For additional information please visit www.spanglishbaby.com or www.bilingualreaders.com

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Bilingual Is Better: New Bilingual Parenting Revolution Is Changing the Face of America