Language, Communication, Multilingualism, Diversity, Sociology, Picture Book
Romelie meets a new student in class, a girl named Camila who speaks Spanish. Romelie also speaks another language, American Sign Language, at home with her deaf brother. She likes learning about different languages, so she and her mom play a game where they try to look for and listen to as many different languages as they can find. They notice French on a shampoo label, street names from the American Indian languages, and hear even more languages at the park and in the market. After a fun and multilingual weekend, Romelie returns to school and excitedly shares with her new friend Camila the new words she learned.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Alike and Different: My Language, Your Language,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 36
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol36/iss5/6