The Bilingual Revolution tells the story of a grassroots initiative that emerged out of the dedicated involvement of motivated parents, educators, and community actors who share the belief that dual language education is a great public good that should be developed everywhere as it can positively transform a child, a school, a community, even a country.

New York City provides the backdrop for the book, where parents have fought for access to various bilingual public school programs from preschool to high school. With the involvement of educators and families at all levels, these programs transform schools and empower communities in unprecedented ways. Similar programs have developed in hundreds of cities in the United States and around the world.
The Bilingual Revolution tells the story of successes and setbacks through vignettes of parents and educators who founded dual language program in their schools, created free, high-quality bilingual programs, and inspired others to do the same. In their diversity, these portraits paint a picture of a viable 21st century solution to preserve linguistic heritage and to raise a generation of young bilingual, bi-literate, multicultural citizens of the world. The book will inspire and engage parents who seek to create their own bilingual programs.
In my opinion, dual language education is a great public good that ought to be developed everywhere, as it can positively transform a child, a family, a school, a community, and even a country. It is with this belief and with the conviction that parents can make a difference that I share this book in the hope that more bilingual programs will sprout in schools around the world. – Fabrice Jaumont
Publisher: TBR Books
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Available in French and English
Upcoming Translations: Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Italian, German, Polish, Chinese, Russian.

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