After two weeks with her Team Read student Antonio, Hailey was struggling. Antonio avoided speaking in English. He wouldn’t read. And he never, ever smiled.
My name is Jack Khuu and I’m a first-generation Chinese American.
I was in Team Read in second grade, at an important time in my life. At home, my parents and grandparents spoke Cantonese. None of our books were in English and the TV was always on a Chinese-language channel.
Karrington Ogans remembers third grade clearly. She wanted to read mystery books, especially the Cam Jansen series. She saw other students reading these books, but she struggled as a reader herself.