Angela Valenzuela is Professor in Curriculum and Instruction and Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
“By highlighting fathers with a deep longing for the benefits and opportunities that a good education can offer their children, Sarah Gallo has documented how these men redefine what it means to be engaged in their children’s schooling. Teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and others will all benefit from this beautiful and powerful book.”
—Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“A compelling and lucid example of activist scholarship rooted in rigorous ethnographic inquiry . . . a must-read for pre- and inservice teachers grappling with how to work in solidarity with families that are threatened by racism and exclusionary notions of citizenship.”
—Gerald Campano, University of Pennsylvania, author of Partnering with Immigrant Communities
Book Features:A community-based, university- and district-connected partnership model that fosters students’ critical consciousness.
“An enormous contribution to the field. It will also be a cherished resource and guide for Latino/a and non-Latino/a teachers alike, and for the university faculty and school- and community-based facilitators who help prepare them.”
—From the Foreword by Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, Language, Literacy, and Culture, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Provides the elemental sparks for essential conversations about culturally responsive teaching and the well-being of youth in our communities. Through a variety of critical perspectives this volume raises significant questions that must be at the forefront of Latino/a education. This excellent volume is a must read for teachers truly committed to educational practices of social justice in schools today.”
—Antonia Darder, Leavey Endowed Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership, Loyola Marymount University