Cultivating Young Multilingual Writers: Nurturing Voices and Stories in and beyond the Classroom Walls
About the Text
Tracey T. Flores and María E. Fránquiz offer ideas for K–5 educators who are interested in cultivating young writers by designing and facilitating writing instruction that begins with the resources that students bring to the classroom from their families, homes, and communities. Principles in Practice series
About the Authors
Tracey T. Flores is an associate professor of language and literacy at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the founder of Somos Escritoras/We Are Writers, a writing and art workshop for Latina girls (grades 6–12) that invites them to share and perform stories from their lived experiences using art, theater, and writing as a tool for reflection, examination, and critique of their worlds. In addition, she is the co-chair of the Latinx Caucus of NCTE.
María E. Fránquiz is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. She is an internationally recognized language and literacy scholar with thirty-plus years’ experience as a teacher, teacher-educator, researcher, and administrator. She has coedited two books, Inside the Latin@ Experience: A Latin@ Studies Reader and Scholars in the Field: The Challenges of Migrant Education. Among her professional service contributions are trustee of the NCTE Research Foundation, mentor and director of Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color, and 2022–2023 NCTE President.