This study follows the literacy experiences of four Latina middle schoolers as they read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and compose home language narratives in their heritage voices. Both their vibrant ethnic cultures and other intersecting rays of identities are analyzed in the vein of their literate identities. Through analysis of their writing and speech, the girls present hybridized identities on the border between cultures and languages. Their position and identities in the social world of middle school are discussed and how transactions with literacy can dialogically influence those identities to enact critically conscious pedagogy.
Xiaodi Zhou (2021) Latina Voice in Dialogue with Literacy, Journal of Language, Identity & Education, DOI: 10.1080/15348458.2021.1955684
Journal of Language, Identity and Education