family

Because I Changed My Style

“I used to be a stereotypical girl.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If […]

We Are a Unit

“American parents say, ‘Be independent.’ Mexican parents say, ‘You’re staying home.’” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions How does the speaker describe the difference between an American and a Mexican way of raising children?  Why does the speaker lean “towards the American […]

Neither Mexican Nor American

“More importantly than bilingual in my mind is bicultural.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our […]

First Generation

“I never knew I was illegal.”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What do we learn about the storyteller’s family? How does the storyteller feel about his family? What was the storyteller’s early experience of America like? What were his […]

Bicultural in a Deaf Home

“She didn’t want to force a difference.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker consider himself bicultural? What does the speaker mean when he says his “mom can communicate well?” How does he explain that deafness is not a […]

Curious In A Very Positive Way

“I love that my older daughter makes reference to her friend, Regina, as brown.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflecti.. Clarifying Questions What does the speaker mean by “curious in a positive way?” Why is the diversity of Hilltop House important to the speaker? […]