Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Supporting Our Immigrant and Refugee Children Through the Power of Reading

By Don Vu

Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Supporting Our Immigrant and Refugee Children Through the Power of Reading

By Don Vu
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Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness is the first professional title dedicated to addressing a school"s reading culture with a focus on the needs of immigrant and refugee students and families-including learning their target language, English. Dr. Vu presents the research-informed six conditions of culture-Commitment, Collection, Clock, Conversation, Connection, and Celebration-that create a school environment where immigrant and refugee students can thrive. Additionally, Dr.Vu provides practical strategies that most effectively support students who are new to this country.





About the Author

Dr. Don Vu
has been an elementary school teacher and principal for 24 years. He understands the challenges children face when learning a new language and culture, having fled Vietnam with his family in 1975. He also knows that reading can be transformative and life-changing. Don continues to spread the message that literacy can change the world through his work with state and national literacy organizations.

Award-winning principal and literacy advocate Don Vu examines six conditions of a school’s culture of literacy (Commitment, Collection, Clock, Conversation, Connection, and Celebration), showing how to create an environment where all students—especially immigrant and refugee children—can thrive. Vu’s work is a testament to the transformative power of reading—a key to opening the door for all to realize the American Dream.

Product Details

  • Item #: NTS719631
  • ISBN13: 9781338769364
  • Format: Professional Resources
  • Pages: 144
  • Grades: K - 8

Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Professional Resources

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